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Vol. 87, No. 1, 6 pages 

Natchitoches Louisiana 

Tuesday, May 26, 1998 

Ongoing Campus Renavations Expected to be Completed by the Fall 

Amy Haney 

Many campus renovations are 
underway, several of which will be 
completed by the fall semester. 

"We're doing some major lighting 
projects." said Loran Lindsey, the 
Director of the Physical Plant. 
Lighting is being installed along the 
new sidewalk that connects The 
Columns Apartments with the campus. 
Additional lighting will be added in 
front of Caddo Hall, in the Sabine and 
Rapides parking lots and along the 
perimeter of the Rapides parking lot. 
Three lights have been added between 
the Coliseum and the tennis courts, 
and new lighting will be installed in 
front of Russell, the new business 

Campus streets will be repaved 
from the main intersection in front of 
the Student Union to the speed bump 
by Nesom Natorium and to the speed 
bump between Kyser and Williamson. 
This project has been delayed due to 
problems with collapsed drainage 
pipes beneath the Sabine parking lot. 
'There wasn't any need to [overlay] 

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t>r. Anthony Scheffler, Assistant 
Dean of Graduate Studies 

the street when we had a problem 
under the street," Lindsey explained. 

Bricking of the pedestrian plaza in 
front of Kyser will be finished by fall 
and extended to the crosswalk of the 
Sabine parking lot. "We're going to 
try to do all of our pedestrian cross- 
walks with the pavestones so that the 
crosswalk is clearly marked and we 
won't have to repaint every two or 
three years," Lindsey said. 

Pavestones and ramps for wheel- 
chair users will eventually by laid at all 
crosswalks to comply with the 
Americans with Disabilities Act guide- 

Also in response to AD guidelines, 
all elevator control panels on campus 
will be lowered and equipped with 
Braille buttons. 

A $300,000 project has begun on 
Sabine Hall. The building will be 
repainted, and 750 new doors with 
improved hinges will be installed by 
the fall semester. 

The railing in front of Bossier Hall 
is being sandblasted and repainted. 

Interior demolition of the Old 
Women's Gymnasium will be com- 
pleted by the fall . Reconstruction will 
take approximately 15 more months. 

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A collapsed drain pipe must be repaired before the plans to 
repave Kyser parking lot can be started 

Entire renovation of the building is a 
$3.3 million project. 

An abatement project on the 
caulking around the windows in 
Williamson is underway to prepare 
the building for painting. Until now, 
Williamson, a 40-year-old building, 
has only had routine maintenance. 

Interior renovation of older build- 

ings such as Williamson and Morrison 
will become the priority of future pro- 
jects. Lindsey states that such projects 
will include installation of elevators 
and restroom renovations to make the 
buildings comply with ADA guide- 
lines. Central air will also be installed. 

Computer Center to Begin Reorganization Program 

Becky Shumake 
Staff writer 

Dr. Anthony Scheffler, Assistant 
Dean of Graduate Studies, has been 
named acting director of the Computer 
Center and is helping to implement a 
total reorganization of the center. 

Dr. Scheffler has been serving as 
director for only a few weeks, but has 
already begun to internally reorganize 
the center. Scheffler said, " I am not 
seeking the director position, but I feel 
that a new director will be hired once 
the organization process is complete." 

As acting director, Scheffler hopes 
to make the system work more effi- 
ciently and become more service ori- 

ented. One of the major complaints 
the student body has had is that the 
computers are usually not working 
properly. Larry Collins, a junior 
broadcast journalism major said, "I 
wish they could find a way to keep the 
computers on-line, not only for the 
students, but also for the instructors 
and advisors. 

This summer, the Computer Center 
is hoping to improve the entire com- 
puter system by replacing the central 
node, which basically routes all the 
information that comes into the cam- 
pus. The node, which will cost the uni- 
versity approximately $150-200 thou- 
sand, will improve service to the 
Northwestern campus as well as to 

several parish hospitals, school board 
offices and libraries. The central node 
could possibly be working by the fall 
semester and could greatly improve 
the operation of the computers on 

The computer center also hopes 
to build up better communication 
between the center and the 
Northwestern community. Scheffler 
hopes that this increased communica- 
tion will "offer students a better 
understanding of the limitations and 
expectations of the Computer Center." 

Computer Center Continued 

See Computer Center/ Page 2 

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Tuesday, May 26, 1998 


Business accreditation helps NSU students 

Terry Kilgore 
Managing Editor 

The Northwestern State University 
College of Business has passed 
through the strict accreditation 
process that will improve the level of 
instruction and the level of learning 
for all students, according to Dr. Barry 
Smiley, head of the College of 

'The accreditation process is an 
extensive evaluation of the College of 
Business, from the instructors through 
the administration," Smiley said. 
"Many changes have been made to the 
process over the years." 

Northwestern, which was 
approved for accreditation in April of 
1997, is among approximately 15 
state schools who have received 
accreditation, according to Smiley. 

The students of Northwestern will 
undoubtedly be affected in a positive 
way from the accreditation of the 
College of Business. 

"This will ensure that the NSU 
students will have a quality program 
in the College of Business," Smiley 
said. " This will also benefit the stu- 
dents in that they will be assured that 
their credit hours from and to other 
accredited schools in the state will 

Smiley sounded positive about 
the future of the College of Business 
and what it has done for NSU. 

"We will strive to continue 
advancing, to provide a solid educa- 
tion," Smiley concluded, "and just 
keep doing the things we have always 
done in the area of Business." 

Are more eight-week classes headed our way? 

Dana Gonzale s 
Staff writer 

While some students savor the 
college experience and are reluctant 
to see it end, there is a growing popu- 
lation of students who are much more 
interested in getting their degrees 

This was reflected in a recent 
survey conducted by the Non-tradi- 
tional Student Organization 
(N.T.S.O.) in which many students 
expressed a desire for more eight- 
week classes as opposed to sixteen- 
week classes. 

Why aren't more eight-week 
classes offered? According to Dr. 
Thomas Burns. Vice-president of 
Academic Affairs, "The biggest prob- 
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There are three considerations in 
adding more eight week classes to the 
schedule: what types of courses could 
be offered in a condensed class, is 
there enough faculty available to 
teach these courses and the historical 
background of eight-week classes at 

While the N.T.S.O. survey 
reflected an interest in these courses, 
the survey was of only a small seg- 
ment of the student population and. 
therefore, cannot be representative of 
the thousands of students at NSU. 
Since it is not feasible to survey 
every student, it is suggested that if 
ypu have an interest in more eight- 
week classes, you should contact the 
dean of your department and express 
your interest. 


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Students enter the new business building Russell Hall to attend classes. The ren 
ovation of the building aided in the accreditation for the business department 

Dr. Scheffler is encouraging students, 
faculty and others associated with the 
university to come by the center with 
any problems, questions or comments. 

The Computer Center will be 
introducing a new web page in the 
fall that will offer a list of services, 
pictures and other important informa- 
tion. Scheffler encourages anyone 
who is interested in learning more 
about the Computer Center to come 

by Rm. 200 in Roy Hall for a tour. 

Scheffler summed up his goals t or 
the center by saying, "Our ultimate 
goal is to develop a more open com-j 
munication between the center and thej 
university community, a more reliable 
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ITAC approves six programs for funding from student technology fee budget 

Dana Gonzales 
Staff Writer 

Several proposals submitted this 
spring for potential funding from the 
student technology fee were recently 

Out of the fourteen proposals sub- 
mitted, six were approved for a total 
funding of $176,662. Proposals are 
submitted to the Information 
Technology Advisory Council (ITAC) 
for approval. 

According to Dr. Anthony 
Sheffler, NSU Assistant Dean of 
Graduate Studies and Research, who 
also chairs the ITAC, "This program is 
part of the technology plan developed 
in cooperation with students, and will 
enable us to target areas where tech- 
nology can have a positive impact on 

The most interesting programs 
approved were for the College of 
Science and Technology. For the 
benefit of the science classes, the 
purchase of interactive software was 

The software will feature virtual 
amphibian dissection, interactive tuto- 
rials, pre and post testing and docu- 
ments the animal kingdom. This will 
save lab time and expense while aid- 
ing students in better understanding 
the complexities of biological science. 

Another technology purchase to 
benefit the College of Science and 
Technology, was of global position 
system (GPS) navigation units for the 
aviation department. These hand-held 

devices use satellite information to 
pinpoint exact location. 

The benefit of having proposals 
submitted by members of the various 
departments is that they can then buy 
things that they know their students 
need. It is also stressed that if this 
equipment is not being used by the 
department to which it belongs, then it 
must be made available for use by 
another area or department. " 

"The most common request for 
technology fee funding was for the 
updating of computer labs. What we 
denied is requests for new labs 
because we simply can't support 
them." Dr. Sheffler said. Eight pro- 
posals could not be fit into the 
$200,000 tech fee budget but did 
receive secondary funding. The five 
grants awarded include: 

$41,200. College of Science and 
Technology, "Updating Computer 
Labs in the Family and Consumer 
Sciences Building;" 

$3,501.20, College of Science 
and Technology, "Purchase of 
Interactive Software for Lecture and 
Lab Courses;" 

$41,200. NSU Leesville-Fort 
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Tuesday, May 26, 1998 


Ryan Scofield new SAB President 

Andrew Kolb 
features editor 

A new school year means 
new leadership, new problems, 
and a new philosophy for the 
Student Activities Board, accord- 
ing to the new SAB president 
Ryan Scofield. 

"We want to get back to the 
basics — that is, we are going to 
try to provide the students what 
they want," Scofield said. 

Scofield, who began his term 
as SAB president at the begin- 
ning of the summer, says that the 
SAB plans to get more feedback 
from students as to what kind of 
programming to provide over the 
next school year. 

While the way the SAB is run 
will stay the same, Scofield plans 
to try different things to get stu- 
dent input. 

"We are going to conduct 
surveys of students before the fall 
semester, at Freshman 

Connection and during the 
semester," Scofield continued. 

Scofield also said that the 
SAB plans to pay close attention 
to what type of" 
draws the most 
students, and try 
to provide more 
of those types of 

"We noticed 
last semester that 
novelty acts 
seemed to draw 
more students 
than comedians, 
so we are plan- 
ning more of 
those (novelty acts) 
in the fall," 
Scofield added. 

Scofield is also concerned 
with the fact that the SAB will be 
operating on a smaller budget 
this year because of an expected 
drop in enrollment. The SAB's 



fees, so 

provided by student 
enrollment is 

Ryan Scofield 

"We base 
our budget on 
what happened 
the previous 
year enrollment 
wise, and the 
dropped. We 
would rather 
enrollment than 
overestimate, so 
that we don't 
plan events we 
can't afford," 
Scofield said. 
To compensate, 
the SAB plans to take advantage 
of Northwestern's resources and 
facilities as much as possible. 

"If the enrollment increases 
or stays the same, that's great — it 
will give us extra money to 

spend. For now, though, we are 
trying to find ways to provide 
just as many programs on a 
smaller budget," Scofield said. 

For each of the summer ses- 
sions, Scofield said that the SAB 
is planning a "Dinner and a 
Movie" night that will take place 
in the lobby of Boozman resi- 
dence hall. These will take place 
on the second Monday night of 
each summer session, and are 
free to any NSU student enrolled 
in summer school. 

Scofield, a senior HMT 
major from Shreveport, has been 
a member of the Student 
Activities Board for three years. 
Last year he served as the 
Lagniappe chairman, who is in 
charge of events that fall outside 
of the SAB's major programs like 
Spring Fling and Homecoming. 
Scofield is a member of Theta 
Chi Fraternity and is serving as a 
Freshman Connector this sum- 

Sportscare the official sponsor of the Hall of Fame 

SportsCare, one of the South's 
leading sports health care agen- 
cies.has become the title sponsor of 
the annual induction banquet for the 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. 

The Hall of Fame Induction 
Banquet, presented by SportsCare, is 
the centerpiece of a weekend filled 
with activities honoring the new 
inductees and the 180 members of 
the Hall of Fame. 

Activities for the induction 
weekend include three receptions, a 
golf scramble, and the induction 
banquet ceremonies at the 
Northwestern Student Union 
Ballroom on Saturday night, June 

Big names highlighting this 
years induction class include former 
Dallas Cowboy and Grambling foot- 
ball great Everson Walls; Billy 
Hardin, an All-American track ath- 

lete for LSU and a member of the 
1964 USA Olympic Team; and Eug 
Jung Lee Ok, an All-American 
women's basketball player for 
Northeast Louisiana. 

The other four athletes in this 
years class of inductees are Pat 
Browne, a blind golfing champ, 
Warren Braden, who played football 
for Southern in the 1940's, John 
Petitbon, another football star who 
prepped at Jesuit High in New 
Orleans, later played at Notre Dame 
and also played for the Cleveland 
Browns in the NFL, and Luke 
Jackson, who became the first 
Louisiana basketball player to win a 
gold medal in the 1964 Tokyo 

Doug Ireland, the director of the 
Hall of Fame, was very excited 
about SportsCare jumping aboard as 
the title sponsor. 

"SportsCare has taken a leader- 
ship role in Louisiana sports activi- 
ties by supporting and sponsoring a 
wide range of activities throughout 
the state. It is a natural extension to 
h ave SportsCare recognized for its 

"For nearly a decade, 
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role as the title sponsor for the 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 
induction banquet," said Ireland. 

"For nearly a decade, 
SportsCare has lent support and has 
actively participated in the Hall of 
Fame induction weekends. 

We are happy to strengthen this 
partnership by virtue of this sponsor- 
ship agreement, which gives 
SportsCare much-deserved attention 
and recognition for its long-standing 

support of the Hall of Fame and the 
Louisiana Sports Writers 
Association", said Ireland. 

SportsCare has been in business 
for ten years and has 48 clients in 
five southern states. It watches two 
of America's most visible industries 
-health care and sports. 

SportsCare is also the official 
healthcare network for the Louisiana 
High School Athletic Association, 
serving more then 400 high schools 
around the state. 

Tickets for this year's induction 
banquet are twenty dollars and can 
be reserved by calling the Hall of 
Fame headquarters at 357-6467 or 
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The Current Sauce 

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Current Sauce 


Philip Wise 

Managing Editor 

Terry Kilgore 

Features Editor 

Andrew Kolb 

A&E Editor 

Amy Haney 

Sports Editor 

Kris Collinsworth 

Copy Editor 

Sandy Baber 

Advertisment Sales/ 

Ben Tais 


Tommy Whitehead 

Staff Writers 

Danna Gonzollas, Brian 
Satawa, Heather 
Perimon, Sean Woods, 
Amy Haney, Mike Boyd, 
Casey Shannon 

Health Columnist 
David Sullivan 



Our View 

Summertime, what a wonderful time of 
the year. The time to enjoy cooking out. going 
skiing with friends, going to the tee-ball park to 
watch your favorite nephew (or niece) learn the 
great American pasttime, or catching up on some 
in-state baseball heroes, such as the LSU Tigers or 
our NSU Demons. 

LSU recently qualified for another trip to 
Omaha and the College World Series. As two- 
time defending national champions, betting 
against them would not be the smart thing to do. 
Coach Skip Bertman down at LSU has turned his 
program into what Nebraska or Notre Dame is to 
college football or what Duke or Kansas is to col- 
lege basketball. LSU is without a doubt the pre- 
mier program in the country. 

Even with the success of LSU, it is hard 
to overlook NSU when you are talking about pro- 
grams on the rise. First- year head coach John 
Cohen and his staff have done a great job with the 
team left by Dave Van Horn. Picked by many to 
finish third in the conference, Cohen's Demons 
turned a few heads by winning 23 of their last 30 
and taking the SLC regular season title. Only a 
small slip up in the conference tourney prevented 

the Demons a shot at their own trip to Omaha. 
Had the Demons made the NCAA field, even 
LSU might have been in trouble! 


SummerWeight Loss tips 

Start the Insanity 

It's summer time and 
everyone wants that perfect 
body to show off at the pool 
or one of those brown, glass- 
infested beaches on Toledo 

The only problem is 
some of us are overweight 
and reluctant to put on those 
swim trunks for fear of others 
witnessing the evidence of 
our unfortunate metabolism. 
Well your problems are over. 
I have always had the metab- 
olism of a snail myself and 
still have many pairs of over- 

sized jeans to prove it. 
However, through trial, error 
and some research, I have 
devised a system; a weight 
manipulation process if you 
will, that allows one to lose 
weight at an alarming rate. 
When I was asked to share it 
with you, the students of 
N.S.U., I was eager to jump 
on the opportunity. 

For now, I am only 
going to cover the basics. I'll 
cover the long-term mainte- 
nance plan next issue. Your 
frame of mind is the most 

important factor here because you have 
to want to lose weight quickly. 

It is very simple. When you 
wake up, drink a cup of coffee 
(Sweet&Low or Equal, no sugar) and 
a cup of grapefruit juice. Don't eat 
anything yet! It is true that it is impor- 
tant to have a complete breakfast, but 
this stage of the diet is about losing 
weight.. ..not health. That will come 
later. After breakfast, feel free to drink 
as much coffee as you like. Caffeine is 
a great appetite suppresser. 

For lunch you may have a cup 
of coffee and small portion of mush- 
rooms, prepared in any way you see 
fit, so long as you do not use butter, 
oil, or salt (salt makes you retain 
water). Mushrooms have virtually no 
calories, yet they contain a consider- 
able amount of protein. They are also 
somewhat filling... and tasty. I person- 
ally recommend grilling them in water, 
Tobasco sauce and Worcestershire 
sauce with spices. Spicy creates the 
sensation of a larger meal. 

Wait until you are just about to 
go to bed before you eat dinner so you 
do not have to try to sleep on an empty 

stomach. Your dinner will include one 
half of a can of Blue Runner kidney 
beans, (sold at all local grocery stores) 
complemented with Tobasco and spices 
of your preference. The beans have a 
few calories but they are loaded with 
protein so you don't completely starve 
yourself and lose muscle. 

To make it through the day, 
drink as much coffee as you want and 
limit yourself to diet soda only. Don't 
worry about exercise yet. If you stick 
to this diet, you will lose a pound and a 
half a day, even if you just sit on a 
couch all the time and watch Seinfeld 

If you smoke, feel free to 
indulge. Nicotine is also an appetite 
suppresser, but for God's sake don't 
start smoking just for this diet. Resist 
getting on the scale for two days after 
you start. When you do get on the 
scale after 48 hours you will notice 
you have already lost at least five 
pounds. That is when you are sup- 
posed to get excited and welcome 
those hunger pains because you will 
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New Tori CD a keeper 

Amy Hane y 
Staff writer 

Tori Anio.s 

From the Choirgirt Hotel 
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Whether or not you are a fan of 
Tori Amos, you should definitely listen 
to her latest CD, From the Choirgtri 

This CD transforms her previous 
girl-and-her-piano style into Tori as 
lead singer in a virtual jungle of vocal 
effects and instrument distortion. On 
almost ail the tracks, the listener has to 
pay close attention to even pick out 
Tori's piano from the lush texture of 
the other instruments. This makes for 
an interesting listening experience, 
especially if you were expecting a 
sound similar to Under the Pink. 

The songs "Northern Lad" and 
"Jackie's Strength" are consistent with 
Tori's earlier style and are great songs 

in their own right, but the new experi- 
mental Tori is very exciting. She 
. seems to be taking a cue from Paul Van 
Dyk's "Blue Skies." in which she sings 
lead. All of the songs have a 
catchiness to them that usually can 
only be found in one or two songs on a 
CD. Tori has managed to fill a whole 
album with these gems. 

1 dare not call From the Choirgirl 
Hotel a light-hearted CD, but the 
mood is decidedly less dark than her 
earlier albums, a trend thai she has 
been following since Under the Pink. 
Also, the stories she tells in her new 
songs are easier to follow, containing 
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The tunes are so catchy that this 
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As good as it gets? 

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As Good As It Gets 

As Good As It Gets , a 
lengthy, quasi-inspirational film, 
chronicles how the torn lives of 
three New Yorkers come together 
in their times of need. 

Jack Nicholson plays a 
successful romance novelist who 
cannot enjoy his success or 
romance because of an obsessive- 
compulsive disorder. Helen Hunt 
is a waitress and single mom who 
must spend all her time caring for 
her chronically ill son and is 
unable to have a life of her own. 

Greg Kinnear plays Nicholson's 
neighbor, a homosexual artist 
who loses everything. 

Nicholson reluctantly 
comes to the aid of his unlikely 
companions, at the same time 
slowly overcoming his disease. 

Though the three actors 
have amazing chemistry and the 
movie becomes emotionally grip- 
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they were always having the 
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Six out of eight isn't bad for Demon baseball 

inherited a team picked for third in the 
SLC. However, NSU won the league 
with a 15-8 mark, winning 23 of its 
last 30 games overall, including 13 
straight, which was the longest win- 
ning streak in the nation. 

NSU's pitching staff was consis- 
tently ranked in the top 15 nationally 
in team ERA throughout the year. 

At the SLC Tournament held in 
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committed three errors in an Opening- 
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out of the NCAA Tournament despite 
winning the Southland Conference 
baseball title for the sixth-time in the 
last eight seasons, the news stung 
Demon coach John Cohen. 

Cohen, who guided the Demons to 
a 40-20 record after being hired to 
replace Dave Van Horn on January 1 9, 


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round 4-2 loss to sixth-seeded Sam 
Houston State. 

After posting three straight elimi- 
nation-round wins to reach the cham- 
pionship round, NSU was doomed by 
three more errors in a 5-4 loss to 
Nicholls State(28-32), which claimed 
the league's automatic NCAA 
Tournament berth by winning the SLC 
Tournament title. 

Despite being denied an at- 
large NCAA Tournament invita- 

tion, the Demons did bring home 
four out of five of the top SLC hon- 

Cohen was named SLC Coach 
of the Year and senior Brian 
Lawrence received the SLC pitcher 
of the year trophy. Junior shortstop 
Ryan Anholt took home the SLC 
"Newcomer" and "Player of the 
Year" honors after hitting .417 with 
a school record 71 RBI's and 15 
home runs. 

Powell now Player of the Year both 
in indoor and outdoor track 

Brian Satawa 
staff writer 

Ail-American sprinter Ronnie 
Powell, who won three events for the 
Demons at the Southland Conference 
Outdoor Track and Field 
Championships earlier this week in 
San Marcos, was named the 
Southland Conference "Male Outdoor 
Track and Field Athlete of the Year." 

Powell won the honor after he 
won the 100 meter dash in 10.27, the 
200 in 20.97. and running a leg on the 
4x100 relay team(40.26). ^Powell 
helped the Demons finish third at the 
Southland Conference Track meet 
which concluded on Tuesday night. 

The two-time All-American from 
Hope, Arkansas, will compete in the 
NCAA Outdoor Championships in 
June in Buffalo, New York. 

Powell is one of six Demon track 
athletes to exceed qualifying standards 
for the upcoming NCAA champi- 
onships and the only Demon to have 
reached automatic qualifying status. 
His time in the 100 is a automatic 
qualifying time and his 200 time is a 
provisional qualifying time. 

Last season Powell finished sev- 
enth at the NCAA Outdoor 
Championships to earn his first All- 
American honor. This past March he 
finished a close third at the NCAA 
Indoor Championships and won All- 
American honors for the second time. 

Powell was also a first team all- 
conference running back for the 
Demon football team last fall and he 
helped lead the Demons to their first 
Southland Conference championship 
in football in ten years last season. 


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News Bureau 

Contract workers are busy installing light at the 
girls softball field bringing the renovations near end 

Continuing Education Grant 

Becky Shumake 
~~ Staff writer 

The Office of Continuing 
Education has received a grant from 
the Coordinating and Development 
Corporation of Shreveport to establish 
a welfare to work program. 

The grant, which totaled $361,482, 
will be used to implement the 
"Northwestern Works" plan. The plan 
will assist eligible welfare recipients 
in Natchitoches, Red River and 
Sabine parishes. 

According to Dr. Alvin Brossette. 
Jr., director of the Office of 
Continuing Education, "Northwestern 
Works" will link education, business, 
government and community agencies 
together in a way which will utilize 
available resources most efficiently. 
"Northwestern has a longtime com- 
mitment to the community and a his- 
tory of post graduate employment. 
This is a logical way to help part of 
the area we serve in a new way by 
providing pre-employment education 

and placement." 

The grant will be used to assist 1 
those Temporary Assistance for 
Needy Families (TANF) recipients 
who have been receiving welfare for 
30 or more months or who face termi- 
nation from TANF assistance within 
the next twelve months and exhibit 
labor deficiencies. These deficiencies 
include the lack of a high school 
diploma or GED, poor reading and 
math skills, required substance abuse 
treatment and little or no job history. 

The "Northwestern Works" plan 
will place 368 TANF recipients in 
unsubsidized employment for a mini- 
mum of 13 weeks. The plan will 
implement traditional job develop- 
ment, new training approaches, child 
care and transportation opportunities 
for TANF recipients. 

"Northwestern Works" will also 
assist recipients by offering job 
coaching/training, money manage- 
ment and life skills training. Through 
this training, recipients will learn how 
to obtain additional earnings through 
job promotions. 

Softball Field Gets Facelift 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

During the last two semesters, 
Demon Field, home of the 1998 
Southland Conference Softball cham- 
pions, received a makeover. 

A press box was added behind the 
bleacher facing home plate. The cen- 
ter field wall also received a paint job. 
Recently lights were put up around the 
field so that the team could hold night 

The president said that we would 
get lights and there they are," Demon 
head coach Gay McNnf said. "We 
constantly have to play around our 
schedules and had to played some 
afternoon game which caused players 
to miss class. Dr. Webb felt that they 
were important from an academic 

The physical plant here on cam- 

pus built the press box at Demon field 
while parents like Wilbur Owens, 
father of former pitcher Jennifer 
Owens, painted it. Volleyball Coach 
Mary De Jute, painted the center field. 
A contracting company was hired to 
put the finishing touches on with the 

Dr. Randall Webb, President of 
the University, was pleased with the 
new look. 

"The NSU Softball Field 
Complex is a beautiful, well-main- 
tained facility thanks to the effort of 
coaches, parents, boosters, and 
Northwestern Physical Plant 
Personnel." Dr. Webb stated. "I am 
especially pleased that we are now 
able to add lighting to the field. This 
will provide for more flexible schedul- 
ing of games and practices, and. I 
hope, increase attendance." 

The field costs roughly $150,000. 

News Bureau 

Rhett Crosby (Center) Goes Through the Fee Payment Process on Monday 

Summer Fee Payment Easier than Usual 

Andrew Kolb 
Features Editor 

Although paying fees can still 
be a hassle, the shorter lines at sum- 
mer school fee payment are a wel- 
come sight to most students. 

"The line for the cashier was 
long, but everything else was quick- 
er than in the fall or spring.*' sail! 
junior Heath Crawford. 

"1 was in and out in 20 min- 

utes," said biology major Scott 

Fee payment for the summer 
session started yesterday and will 
continue through 4:30 pm today at 
Prather Coliseum. 

Summer school sessions began 
on May 1 8 and will end on August 7. 

Last year over 4,000 students 
attended summer school at 
Northwestern, according to 
the registrar's office. 

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Tuesday, June 9, 1998 — 


Freshman Connection Still 
Helping New Students 

Andrew Kolb 
Features Editor 

Making new students feel com- 
fortable at Northwestern is the goal of 
Freshman Connection, Northwestern 's 
summer orientation program, accord- 
ing to Director of New Student 
Programs Gail Jones. 

"We think that when freshman 
leave our program, they feel relieved 
and more comfortable about coming 
back to Northwestern in the fall," 
Jones said. 

Freshman Connection is a two 
day program in which new students 
become oriented with Northwestern's 
campus, learn about student organiza- 
tions, are introduced to college life, 
and are given the opportunity to regis- 
ter for classes. There are four of these 
sessions during the summer so that as 
many freshman as possible can attend. 

However, making new friends is a 
big part of Freshman Connection too. 

"When new students come to 
Freshman Connection, they meet 
many upperclassmen as well as get to 

know other freshman." Jones contin- 
ued. "This helps open a lot of doors 
for them when they get here for their 
first semester in the fall." 

The main key to success at 
Freshman Connection are the 
Freshman Connectors themselves, the 
student orientation leaders that assist 
the freshman during Freshman 

"Both parents and freshmen enjoy 
being in contact with Northwestern 
students," Jones added. "Their 
(Freshman Connectors) sincerity, hon- 
esty, and love for Northwestern helps 
to put the new students' minds at 

Freshman Connection is also 
accompanied by Parent Connection, a 
similar program that helps parents 
learn about Northwestern and to 
answer their questions pertaining to 
such topics as financial aid, meal 
plans, and residential life. Although 
the programs happen at the same time, 
most of the activities for students and 
their parents are separate. 

Also this summer will be 

Cook Recieves New Position 

Andrew Kolb 
Features Editor 

A vital part of Northwestern's 
orientation program will be gone at 
the end of the summer 
when graduate assistant 
Angela Cook leaves the 
office of New Student 

Cook, who served as 
a Freshman Connector in 
1993 and 1994 and has 
served as a graduate 
assistant since 1995, will 
be moving to Louisiana 
College in Pineville 
where she was recently 
named Director of 
Student Activities. 

"Angela has been really vital to 
the success of all of our programs 
because of her enthusiasm, positive 
attitude, and hard work," said Gail 
Jones, Director of New Student 
Programs here at Northwestern. 

Cook has assisted with the selec- 
tion and training of the Freshman 
Connectors, has been responsible for 
most of Freshman Connection's pub- 

lic relations, and does many of the 
behind the scenes work that makes 
Freshman Connection possible. 

"I have really enjoyed working 
with Freshman Connection," Cook 
said." I have especially 
enjoyed getting to know 
the student leaders 
(Connectors) and seeing 
their development and 
growth as they are 

Cook's love for 
Northwestern and for 
Freshman Connection 
shows in her work, 
according to Jones. 

"Some people just do 
their jobs and others 
love their work. "Jones continued. 
"Angela loves what she does and she 
does it well." 

Cook is excited about her new 
position, but says she will miss 

"I'm going to miss Freshman 
Connection and working with Ms. 
Gail," Cook added. "But most of all. 
I'm going to miss the student oriented 
environment at Northwestern." 

News Bureau 

The Freshman Connectors perform a dance to enter- 
tain the incoming freshman class at Magale Recital 

Freshman Connection II, a program 
similar to Freshman Connection but 
geared for non-traditional and transfer 

"Non-traditional students and 
transfer students have different needs 
than traditional freshmen, and we 
want to address those needs at 
Freshman Connection II," Jones said. 

Freshman Connection II takes 
place on Friday, June 12 and lasts for 
one day. 

The first session of Freshman 

Connection was on June 4 and 5, and 
was attended by 257 freshman, which 
is about average for the first session, 
according to Jones. Jones says that 
she expects around 200 students each 
for the next two sessions, while the 
last session is usually the largest of all 

For more information on 
Freshman Connection, call the office 
of New Student Programs at 357- 

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Students with disabilities now provided with better 
chance to be computer proficient with new technology 


Terry Kilgore 
Managing Editor 

Northwestern State University 
and 100 pre-school teachers from 
Bossier. Caddo, Natchitoches, Winn 
and Rapides parishes are ensuring that 
children with disabilities are provided 
with a chance to become computer 
proficient through the use of assistive 

A series of teacher training work- 
shops for pre-school teachers was 
offered recently by NSU's College of 
Education through a grant from the 
Board of Regents Support Fund. 
Project CATS, Computer Assisted 
Technology for Students, trained the 
early intervention teachers with the 
appropriate skills they need in order to 
teach the students how to use comput- 

According to Dr. Joy McGehee, 
the workshops are the result of a two- 
year effort. 

"Our teachers actually sat down at 
a computer station and previewed pre- 

school software, learned how to install 
it and then worked with assistive tech- 
nology devices," McGehee said. 
"Young children can't use keyboards 
so we taught the teachers how to hook 
up a single switch device which a 
child can punch to access the comput- 
er," McGehee said. "We also showed 
them how to hook up a big keys key- 
board and how to operate a touch win- 
dow, where students can actually 
touch their responses instead of key- 
ing it in." 

According to McGehee, children 
with disabilities might not be able to 
turn on switch activated toys so teach- 
ers were shown how to operate them. 
McGehee says that with new technol- 
ogy, a child can use switches to make 
the toys work. 

Augmentative communication 
devices, devices that talk for a child 
who is non-verbal, were learned by 
the teachers at these workshops. 

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a box shaped object with pictures on 
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Participants also learned how to 
use the Internet to obtain information 
on pre-school software. They also got 
research on the effectiveness of using 

"The demand for these workshops 
was high," McGehee said. "Mainly 
because the state has moved rapidly to 
put computers into public school 
classrooms and that includes pre- 
school teachers receiving computers. 
But, there has not been any training 
geared specifically toward these 
teachers. They are learning how to 
use something they hav** already have 
in their classroom." 

Although there are excellent 
teaching methods taking place in the 
classrooms, computers strengthen 
their learning for instruction, accord- 
ing to McGehee. 

"The pre-school child that has 
been exposed to a computer is better 
off in later years particularly when 
they enter high school," McGehee 
said. "If it weren't for assistive tech- 

ties would never have a chance to 
learn computers. Assistive technolo- 
gy and computer-based instruction is 
proving to be one of the keys for mak- 
ing a difference in the lives of young 
children with disabilities." 

The grant also provided for the 
installation of computers and assistive 
technology devices at NSU's Child 
Development Centers in addition to 
the workshops. McGehee says the 
success of the workshops can be con- 
tributed in part to NSU graduate stu- 
dents in educational technology and 
Elizabeth Landry from Rapides 

"The skills our teachers are learn- 
ing will enable students with disabili- 
ties to perform many tasks that they 
were not able to perform previously," 
McGehee said. "This has helped our 
teachers see the value of computer 
assisted technology. The response to 
this has been the best of any workshop 
I have ever conducted. It was a work- 
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Opinion Editor 

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Staff Writers 

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Danna Gonzollas, Brian 

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David Sullivan 


With the recent shootings at schools across 
America, it makes one wonder what could inspire 
such violence in our youth. 

For many years various groups have blamed 
Hollywood, the music industry, sports, and even 
cartoons for the rise in crime among minors. 

However, one group that has seemed to dodge 
the blame is the media. The mass media is just as 
much to blame as any of the aforementioned 

The reason is that the mass media often gives 
way to much attention to sensational stories of 
cruelty and death.They feel that the "shock value" 
of these happenings will draw attention. 

Take for instance the fact that the 
"Unabomber's Manifesto" was published by 
major newspapers in this country. The reason they 
gave was that they felt that it would aid in the cap- 
ture of the culprit. The FBI felt that it would not 
help at all. It was easy to see that newspapers were 
merely printing something that would create a stir 
and increase circulation, not help save lives. 

In a day and age when many children grow up 
in one-parent homes or in families where both par- 
ents work, the television (sadly) becomes a baby- 


sitter of sorts. And when one of the few educa-: 

tional shows on national television is the nightly 
news, it follows that many young Americans are 
spending their formative years watching death, 
violence, and other forms of degradation. 

We are not saying that what happens should:; 
not be reported but that the media has a responsi- 
bility to report the news in a manner that does not 
glorify these mass acts of violence and social mal- 

Every night of the week the major networks 
show crime, death, and violence followed by hour 
long "video magazines" that cover the same sub- | 
jects except in greater depth; this is saturating our 
culture with the idea that horror and death is a nor- 
mal occurrence in everyone's life and that it is 

The media can cover the news and still fulfill 
is responsibility to society. Some would defend 
our present day media by saying that what hap- 
pens should be reported truthfully no matter what ; 
it is. We agree; however, continually dwelling on 
horrific occurrences in our society day after day is ; 
not an accurate portrayal of our society. 


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It's Your life, live it my way- 
Danny Helms 

Bulls dominate Jazz two 
years in a row 

All Utah Jazz fans need to start 
crying and except the fact that the 
Bulls will win a sixth championship 
in the 90's. 

Northwestern could have beat the 
Jazz on Sunday night. Utah was horri- 
ble, the only shining light was that 
Karl Malone finally played well. The 
rest of the team had the day off appar 

The Bulls now lead the series 2-1 
with game four and five being played 
in Chicago. 

Let's talk about the play of 

Dennis "The Worm" Rodman, 
Rodman is the man when it comes to 
defense. I may think his hair is funny 
looking and his lifestyle is somewhat 
odd. but he is the best defensive play- 
er alive. Rodman shuts people down. 
A lot of people don't remember that 
he played for the " Badboy's" Detroit 
Pistons, when they won three champi- 
onship's in a row. 

Scottie Pippen has played spec- 
tacular defense as well as offense. 
This will be his final year with the 

Michael Jordan is still without a 
doubt the best player in the history of 
basketball. He has lead the Bulls 
since 1983, except for a year when he 
needed a break. Unfortunately this 
will be his last season wearing a 
Bulls uniform, and maybe even his 
last season in a uniform. I hope he 
play's a couple of more years. 

I do not understand why the 
owner of the Bulls is not willing to do 
anything to keep this team together. 
They win consistently, and I know 
they bring in revenue. 

When Jordan, Pippen and 
Rodman are gone from the Bulls, the 
Bulls will suck, "and I mean suck 

Back to Game four which will be 
in Chicago Wednesday night at 7:00 
pm.. I think Chicago will kill Utah 
again, and then again Friday. This 
will be the end the reign of the Bulls. 

Watch the next couple of games, 
this might be your last chance to see 
Michael Jordan, the greatest player 
who ever lived, play the game he 
reinvented, basketball. 

Start the Insanity 

David Sullivan 

Get some running shoes and Jog 

Last issue in "Summer Weight 
Loss Tips" I gave you, the students of 
N.S.U., an unconventional diet that 
allows one to lose a substantial amount 
of weight in a very short time. 

The theory is, that it is already 
unhealthy to be overweight, so the 
method for taking the weight off is 
irrelevant, i.e. lipo-suction, Slim Fast, 
and crash diets like my own. 

Unfortunately, once you lose the 
weipht, the only way to keep it off is to 
accept that you have a low metabo- 

lism, and the only way to stay thin is to 
start acting healthy. 

Assuming that you stuck to "The 
Diet" and got down to your desired 
weight level, you need to think seri- 
ously about exercise. Find an aerobic 
activity you enjoy that makes you 
sweat for about an hour. Many people 
and myself prefer good old fashioned 
jogging or running. Jogging elevates 
the heart rate, respiration, and if per- 
formed consistently enough, increases 
metabolic activity. 

If you have never jogged before it 
will not be too impossible to start. 
Invest in some decent running shoes 
and few pairs of shorts. Find a time of 
the day that is good for you. It is very 
important to stretch before running, 
especially in the morning when your 
muscles are tight from sleeping. It 
would take too long to explain good 
stretching techniques in the limited 
space I have so we'll just go into the 

The first time you go jogging, run 

about a half a mile or whatever suits 
you. It's very important to walk a cou- 
ple of hundred feet before and after 
you run. Before: gets your heart to 
start pumping. After: allows you to 
cool down gradually. Never stop run- 
ning without "walking it off." 

Try to jog five times a week, and 
gradually increase your distance as 
time goes on. After two weeks run a 
little further. Eventually, try to get to 
where you can run as far as you want. 

Tuesday, June 9, 1998 

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Troop A of Natchitoches Activated to Aid 
Hagewood Community in Water Crisis 

David E Sullivan 
Staff writer 

When most people think of the 
Army National Guard, the old expres- 
sion "weekend warrior" usually 
comes to mind. No one realizes that 
weekend warriors do more than just 
stampede around in the woods one 
weekend a month, shoot guns, and eat 
unidentifiable food. 

The unsung heroes play an active 
part in the community and most peo- 
ple do not realize this. Hagewood 
Community learned this themselves 
about two weeks ago, in a moment of 
crisis when they're water wells ran 

It was Sunday. May 23rd., at 
roughly 2 p.m. when Lee Perkins of 
the State Office of Emergency 
Preparedness Division received a 
phone call from the Civil Defense 
headquarters, to inform him that 
Hagewood Community had run out of 
water. Perkins immediately called the 
256th Infantry Brigade at Fort Polk. 
Army Post in Leesville. 

Within two hours of 
Hagewoods' request for help, the 
108th Cavalry, Troop A of 
Natchitoches arrived at Hagewoods' 

two empty water towers with it's first 
load of 800 gallons, where a city 
water plant employee eagerly chlo- 
rine tested the water and pumped it 
home. Sergeant John Allen, a 
Cavalry Scout of the 108th., and a 
student of Northwestern State 
University, was among the few sol- 
diers involved, on state active duty. 

The cavalry troops transported 
the water with two diesel "deuce and 
a half trucks, each pulling one 400 
gallon tank of water. Natchitoches' 
main fire hydrant, located near 
Interstate-49, supplied it. By 9 p.m. 
that evening they stopped for the 
night after delivering 1 1.000 gallons. 

They started the next day at 8 
a.m. and delivered water until 8 p.m., 
almost completely filling the two 
40.000 gallon-capacity water towers. 
In one and a half days they had deliv- 
ered 7 1 ,000 gallons of water with 
minimum personnel and minimum 

" The guard is a community 
based defense force, and it's always 
rewarding to go out and help the 
community we belong to," Sergeant- 
First-Class Relifor, 108 Cavalry's 
First Sergeant humbly stated. 

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TeajL and loarhing in Narchroches 

Mike Boyd 
Staff writer 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 

If you have ever wondered just 
why people shouldn't do drugs, you 
should see "Fear and Loathing in Las 

Based on the book by Hunter S. 
Thompson, this is the story of reporter 
Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp of Edward 
Scissorhands) and his attorney/drug- 
dealer Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro of 

The Usual Suspects). Sent to cover a 
story in the city that never sleeps, the 
duo also embark on another kind of 

The movie commences with an 
insane, drug-induced ride through the 
deserts of Nevada, where Duke swats 
at hundreds of imaginary bats and 
manages to scare a hitch-hiker into 
leaping from his car and running away. 

Duke and Dr. Gonzo continue on 
to the casinos of Las Vegas, swallow- 
ing and inhaling a variety of drugs 
from their considerable stash and 

experiencing an equal variety of 

Midway through the movie, how- 
ever, the movie shifts gears from a 
dark comedy to an introspective period 
piece about the drug culture at the end 
of the Vietnam War. 

While the film had its great 
moments, it became a tedious slice-of- 
life flick with no real plot or conclu- 
sion, leaving us only with the sage 
advice of Raoul Duke: "Get back in 
the tub, eat some reds and calm down." 

Overall: B- 

Death by tribute album 

Amy Haney 
Staff writer 

Legacy: a tribute to Fleetwood Mac 's 

Atlantic Records 

First, allow me to say that I have 
never been a fan of tribute albums, 
but after listening to this one, I may 
never give one a chance again. 

There are a few good covers on 
this album, such as the Cranberries 
with "Go Your Own Way." It stays 
true to the original, but Delores 
O'Riordan's lovely vibrato serves the 
song well. 

Even though I am not a fan of 
Matchbox 20, 1 have to admit that 
their cover of "Never Going Back 
Again" is one of the best songs on 
this CD. It strayed somewhat from 
the Fleetwood Mac version but didn't 
become just another Matchbox 20 

song, either. 

Another surprise for me was 
"Songbird" which was remade by 
Duncan Sheik. The vocals are soft 
with a spare orchestral backing that 
builds into a full symphony sound by 
the end of the song. Very nice. 

That 's all I have to say that is 
good. Now for the griping. 

Elton John imposes himself on 
"Don't Stop," turning it into a very 
80's, very Elton-like song that makes 
me wonder if he mistook it for anoth- 
er Disney soundtrack. "Dreams" was 
covered by The Corrs, and for some 
unfathomable reason — even though 
the song starts out well — they turn it 
into a dance mix. Yes, a dance mix. 

And the fun doesn't stop there. 
The Goo Goo Dolls roar up with their 
interpretation of "I Don't Want to 
Know." Guess what. It sounds like 
every other Goo Goo Dolls song ever 
made! Surprise, surprise. Sister 

Hazel turns "Gold Dust Woman," 
already a classic rock song, into an 
extremely classic rock song with 
overpowering guitar riffs punctuated 
with a sitar, of all things. And the 
sitar was the only aspect I liked! 

Jewel lends her voice to "You 
Make Lovin' Fun." Lovin' would be 
more fun if she had yodeled the 
whole thing. Her cover is identical to 
the original version and just as dull. 
Shawn Colvin covers "The Chain," 
toning it to her style just a little 
before surrendering to the Fleetwood 
Mac version. 

The other songs on this album 
didn't impress me enough to earn a 
mention. I did find it noteworthy, 
however, that this albums producer 
was Fleetwood Mac's own Mick 
Fleetwood, which makes me wonder 
about his ego. Aren't 'tribute albums 
supposed to be unsolicited? 

One man's 

Sean Woods 
Staff writer 

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need a long overdue Shirley 
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Most of the 12 tracks move at 
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'95 release. The slow ballads of 
"Medication" and "You Look So 
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it's not racing out of your speak- 
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she makes the lyrics to "Golden 
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kind of disappointed, but after a 
couple more listens and viewing 
the video on MTV, I highly recom- 
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and "The Trick is to Keep 

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The Current Sauce 

page 7 

Lady Demon Softball Team 
Snubbed by All-La. squad 

Bryan Satawa 
staff writer 

The Lady Demon softball team, 
after completing it's most success- 
ful season ever, were shut out of 
the voting on the All-Louisiana 
softball team. 

The Lady Demons who fin- 
ished 40- 1 8 overall on the year and 
won the Southland Conference reg- 
ular season and tournament titles 
had no players voted onto the first 

Coach Gay McNutt was how- 
ever, voted Coach of the Year in the 
poll after leading the Lady Demons 
with a worst to first turnaround in 
the Southland Conference with a 19 
game turnaround in conference play 
alone. The Lady Demons posted a 
23-3 league mark this past season 
compared to a 7-25 mark a year 
ago in conference play. 

Northwestern had two players 
named to the second team in pitch- 
er Jennifer Owens and first-base- 
man Shante' Jones. 

Owens a junior from Haughton, 
had a outstanding season finishing 
with a record of 17-8 with 5 saves 
and 5 shutouts. Owens was also a 
Hrst Team All-Southland 
Conference selection and was also 
named the Southland Conference 

Pitcher of the Week twice during 
the season. She threw a no-hitter 
against Southeastern Louisiana and 
had a ERA of 1.17 which ranked 
her in the top 15 nationally by the 

Jones, a junior from Melrose, 
also had a excellent season receiv- 
ing First Team All-Southland 
Conference honors. She finished 
the season with a .309 average with 
10 doubles, 22 RBI's, 21 stolen 
bases, and a .987 fielding percent- 

Three other Lady Demons 
received honorable mention status 
on the team and they were short- 
stop Becca Allen, Brandy Kenny 
who plays at third, and Linette 
Stuart who plays in the outfield. 

The Louisiana Sports Writers 
Association left out Becca Allen 
who was the Southland Conference 
Tournament MVR She has gotten 
overlooked a lot in the past month 
in the post season honors selection 
fiascoes by the Southland 
Conference and the LSWA. Allen 
finished the year with a .347 aver- 
age, 7 homeruns 31 RBI's and 15 
stolen bases. Allen who was a first 
team selection as a freshman in 
1995 got nudge out again for sec- 
ond team honors by Northeast 
Louisiana shortstop Ruth Dawson. 

Ronnie Powell Wins All-American 
Honors At the NCAA Championships 

Bryan Satawa 
staff writer 

Despite a strained muscle, Demon 
s Pnnter Ronnie Powell earned his 
third career Ail-American award 
Saturday with a seventh place finish in 
Jh e 100 meter dash at the NCAA 
Outdoor Track and . Field 
Championships in Buffalo, New York. 

Powell who was third midway 
tnr °ugh the race, faded down the 
stf etch for 10.53 clocking in the eight 
■man final. 

Coach Leon Johnson said that 
°well strained a quadriceps in his 
j> e mi-final heat on Friday, and that 
" a mpered him in the finals on 
Saturday. "It's a painful injury and 

that makes it difficult to run," he said. 
"Ronnie couldn't run well, but he 
competed well enough at the end to 
hold on for seventh place. When you 
put that into context of all of the 
sprinters at more then 300 Division I 
schools, it is pretty amazing." 

Kenta Bell was the other Demon 
competing at the championships in the 
triple jump and long jump. Bell had 
trouble getting marks down in both 
events and did not qualify for the 
finals in either event. 

Earlier this year, Powell placed 
third in the 55 meter dash at the 
NCAA Indoor Championships in 
Indianapolis to earn All-American 
honors, the fourth Demon in school 
history to accomplish this feat. Powell 
ran 6.22 that day. 

Emanuel Heads Draft Class 

Kris Collinsworth 
sports editor 

Junior reliever Brandon Emanuel 
topped the list of four Demons chosen 
during the major league baseball sum- 
mer amateur draft. 

Emanuel was the 61st player cho- 
sen in the 2nd during the 50-round 
draft. Demon starter and 
Southland Conference 
"Pitcher of the Year" 
Brian Lawrence got 
picked by the San Diego 
Padres in the 17th round 
while Allen Davis was 
chosen by Los Angeles 
Dodger in the 24th. 1997 
strikeout leader Chris 
Brown went to the 
Chicago Cubs in the 33rd 
round of the draft. 

Emanuel received the 
news while cutting grass. 

"I was out of the 
house trying to get away 
from things and doing 
some dirty work cutting grass when I 
got the call from my mother," 
Emanuel stated. "She was in near 
hysterics and told me to get home 
right away." 

"I probably need to call the lady 
and apologize, because I went pretty 
fast after the phone call and I might 
have missed a few spots But it looks 
better than it did." 

He began his pitching career as 
sophomore where he compiled a 0-3 


record. However as a junior, 
Emanuel posted a 5-1 record and a 
team best 2.15 ERA and a conference 
record 8 saves. He sat down 52 oppo- 
nents while walking only 18 in 62.2 
innings of play. 

Demon head coach John 
Cohen was excited for Emanuel, the 
highest draft pick in Northwestern 
State Baseball history. 
"Brandon is just such a 
great individual and 
deserves this opportuni- 
ty," Cohen stated. "He 
worked extremely hard 
this season and it paid 
off for him." 

As the starting pitcher 
of all conference series 
this year, Lawrence lead 
the team in strikeouts 
with 104, six shy of col- 
league Chris Brown's 
record. Lawrence also 
lead the team in the most 
complete games this sea- 
son with six and innings 
pitched with 110.2. 

In 84.2 innings of work, Davis 
accrued the third highest amount of 
strike outs with 56 while walking 
only 17 opponents. In 18 appear- 
ance he acquired an on-base percent- 
age of .286, giving him an 8-2 record. 

Brown set a single season record 
last year for the most strikeout with 

With an ERA of 4.36, Brown had 
a record of 6-3 for the year. 

News Bureau 

Automatically qualifying for the NCAA 
Championships in New York, Powell recorded a record 
time in the 100 meter dash. 

page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, June 9, 1998 

Demons Win Commissioner's Cup 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

A lot of hard work has paid off for 
the Northwestern State Demons. 

Last Wednesday the school brought 
home the coveted Southland 
Conference Commissioner's Cup for 
the 1997-98 school year. 

The decision was made unofficially 
at the SLC Outdoor Championships, 
which finished up in San Marcos with 
the Demons taking third an fourth in 
the men's and women's competition, 

These wins edged Northwestern one 
point over the University of Texas- 
Arlington 135-134. McNeese round 
out the top three with 127 points. 

Winning the baseball and softball 
regular season titles put the Demons 

well ahead of Texas-Arlington. 
Northwestern State took home its first 
football title in a decade and men's 
indoor track title to boost their SLC 

Crucial in winning this years cup 
was a second place finish in men's bas- 
ketball, the best showing by 
Northwestern since joining the 
Southland in 1987. 

"This is a tremendous accomplish- 
ment," Northwestern President Dr. 
Randy Webb said. 

"We strive for excellence in every 
endeavor at Northwestern, and to win 
the Commissioner's Cup indicates the 
high level of achievement across the 
board in our athletic program. It is a 
proud day to be a Northwestern 

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the young men and women who com- 
pete for us as if those kids were their 
own," Demon head football coach 
Sam Goodwin remarked. "Our ath- 
letes know that from the highest level 
at Northwestern, people around here 
are really interested, and that is a big 
motivational boost." 

George Etheredge of Natchitoches, 
president of the Northwestern Athletic 
Association support group, said he is 
proud of the overall success of men's 
and women's sports. 

"It's a tribute to the program to win 
the all-sports award, but I think it's 
even more important that women's 
athletics are looked at with the same 
importance as the men's sports at 
Northwestern," Etheredge stated. 
"Another thing we're proud about is 
once the kids get through with their 

sports careers, most of them have 
a degree and that's really what 
matters most." 

According to athletic director 
Greg Burke, though athletes and 
coaches provides the wins, win- 
ning the Commissioner's Cup 
was a "total team effort." 

"You can't have a successful 
athletic program without the 
foundation of a great university, 
and we are fortunate to represent 
Northwestern State University," 
Burke claimed. "The Students, 
the faculty and staff, and the 
alumni support our athletic pro- 
gram. Our success reflects that 
fact, and is a tribute to everyone 
who is involved with and cares 
about Northwestern." 

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end zone goal post after topping the Southland Football 
League. The win was one of many that aided 
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Tuesday, June 23, 1998 

Smoke Stacks Get Face-lift 

Becky Shumake 
Staff Writer 

Renovations have begun on the his- 
toric smoke stack that is located at the 
Trisler Power Plant on the 
Northwestern campus. 

The $51,000 project is being fund- 
ed by deferred maintenance money 
from Governor Mike Foster and is 
estimated to be completed within two 
to three weeks. 

The smoke stack is a 140 x 8 foot 
red radial brick structure that was 
built in 1939 by Consolidated Brick 
Company of Chicago, Illinois. 
Although the smoke stack is no longer 
used, its original purpose was to serve 
as an exhaust system for the power 
plant generator that supplied electrici- 
ty to all of Northwestern's dormito- 
ries, lecture halls and office buildings. 

The smoke stack is located in a his- 
toric section of the campus that 
includes Russell Hall, Trisler Power 
Plant and several other historic sites 
near that area of campus. 

Although the smoke stack has not 
been declared unsafe, five to ten more 
years of deterioration may have made 

the structure dangerous. "Basically, 
we had two options, to tear the struc- 
ture down or to restore it to a safe con- 
dition," Director of the Physical Plant 
Loran Lindsey said. 

In order to prevent further deterio- 
ration of the historic structure, 
Northwestern has employed R & P 
Industrial Chimney Company of 
Nicholasville, Kentucky to complete 
the smoke stack renovations and 
restore it to a safe condition. Wayne 
Collier, an employee of the company 
said, "What we are doing here is a his- 
toric restoration." 

Restoration of the smoke stack will 
include replacing all the cracked and 
broken bricks and cleaning and 
replacing the mortar. When the 
restoration is complete, the entire 
structure will be waterproofed and 
sealed for preservation. According to 
Lindsey. a lightening protection sys- 
tem and a stainless steel cap will also 
be added. 

As a final touch. Lindsey hopes to 
add a purple neon light to the top of 
the structure. "The neon will be a way 
to guide people to Northwestern from 
the Bypass and Highway 6." Lindsey 

Terry Kilgore 

Workers must clear several acres of land before the 
much anticipated nine holes can be added. Timber was 
sold to help absorb some of the expense of the proj ect. 

News Bureau 

140 feet above the cam- 
pus, workers replace all 
the cracked and broken 
bricks while they clean 
and replace the mortar. 

Nine More Holes in Near 
Future for the Rec. Complex 

Terry Kilgore 

The Northwestern State University 
Recreation Complex golf course is 
undergoing an enlargement process 
in which a much anticipated back 
nine will be added by the Spring of 
2000, according to Recreation 
Complex Director William Ackel. 

Ackel says the improvements 
will make the course much more 
demanding with the additions of 
some longer holes. 

"It will probably wind up being 
a par-72 layout, around 6,500 total 
yards," Ackel said. "We'll have 
two par-5's on the front and two 
par-5's on the back. That is where 
the par-72 will come from." 

Ackel says he is getting plenty 
of support for funding of this pro- 
ject, which will not be cheap. The 
cost for one average sized green 
runs between $35-$40,000. 

"We got a good price on the 
timber." Ackel said. "We have also 
had a lot of help from 
Representative Long and Senator 

Smith. We are predicting it will 
cost somewhere around $600,000." 

"We have talked to Senator 
Breaux. and Jimmy and Mike, and 
they are all willing to help," Ackel 

The Recreation Complex itself 
is debt-free, a fact that Ackel says is 
also helping to fund the project. 

"We are building a lot of it out 
of our own cash flow," Ackel said. 
"Since there is no debt on the origi- 
nal, we have paid all of it off, and 
we felt like we needed to do some- 
thing with the surplus." 

There is hope that the new nine 
holes will help ease the overcrowd- 
ing problem that has plagued the 
course in recent years. Ackel feels 
this is the case. 

"With us being the only public 
course in town, it's not getting any 
better," Ackel said, "It's getting 

"We are all excited about this 
project," Ackel concluded. "This 
complex is an asset not only to 
Northwestern, but for the city and 

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Tuesday, June 23, 1998 


Elevators Redesigned to Meet 
American's With Disabilities Act 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Writer 

Campus elevators are being 
reconfigured to meet regulations set 
forth by the American's With 
Disabilities Act. 

One of the thirty-five top priority 
projects Physical Plant Director Loran 
Lindsey is over-seeing is the extensive 
renovation of all of the elevators on 

The renovation is being done so 
that the elevators will be easier to 
operate by all who use them. 

Elevator control panels will be low- 
ered, their buttons will be enlarged 
and Braille v. ill be added to make the 
elevators more accessible. 

Emergency telephones will be 
installed with special adaptations for 
the seeing and hearing impaired. The 
telephones will have Braille for the 
seeing impaired and a light that lets 
the hearing impaired know when to 

Audible up and down signals will 
sound as well as a voice that will say 
"up" and "down" for the seeing 

One of the final major improvements 
to the elevators will be automatic 
opening and re-opening devices, 
which will keep the doors from clos- 
ing on anyone boarding or disembark- 

The renovations are scheduled to be 
completed by the fall semester. 

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Mellissa Broungard uses one of the new, 
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Sabine Dorm will have an Exclusive Wing 
Allocated to Creative and Performing Arts student 

Amy Haney 
A&E Editor 

Sabine Hall will have a wing 
exclusively for CAPA (creative and 
performing arts) students this fall. 

The CAPA (north) Wing, as it 
will be called, will house female and 
male students. A private art studio and 
computer lab with software specifi- 
cally designed for CAPA students is 
also planned for use in the fall. 
Rehearsal rooms with equipment are 
planoed to be completed in the lobby 
by the spring semester. 

The CAPA Wing is being created 

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Work Resumes on Women's 
Gym Despite Fire Damage 

Andrew Kolb 
Features Editor 

Work on the renovation of the old 
Women's Gymnasium has resumed 
and will be nearing the end of the first 
phase in July, according to the director 
of Northwestern's physical plant 
Loran Lindsey. 

Work was delayed when a fire 
devastated the building last 
November. When the fire struck, 
workers were in the process of remov- 
ing asbestos and doing cleanup work 
in preparation for renovation. 

The building is being renovated 
for use as the new home of the 
National Center for Preservation 
Technology and Training. The 

NCPTT is an organization that works 
on the technical issues of preservation 
and conservation. 

The current work started about 
five weeks ago as contractors began 
cleaning up the damage caused by the 
fire and began the demolition and 
abatement of hazardous materials. 

The building currently has no 
roof, but that has not been a problem 
because of the dry weather, according 
to Lindsey. 

'The workers have a bigger mess 
to clean up, but the work is proceeding 
well," Lindsey said. 

Officials from Northwestern, the 
NCPTT, the Louisiana Division of 
Administration, and project architect 
Wayne Coco will meet this week to 

News Bureau 

This is the inside of the Old Women's Gymnasium after the 
fire devastated it last November. 

discuss the project and advertising for 
construction bids. 

"Construction on the project 
should take about 15 to 18 months, so 
work will probably not be complete 
until early 2000," Lindsey continued. 

Constructed in 1923, the Women's 
Gymnasium is currently the oldest 
building on campus. It was entered 
into the National Register of Historic 
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Stupid Things People 
Say and Do 

There are a lot of people in the 
world that are just wasting oxygen. 
I hear people say and do stupid 
things everyday. 

The thing 1 hear most frequent- 
ly and is very idiotic, is when 
someone calls me at home and asks 
" who is this?" They are calling me, 
they should know it is me. People 
also ask me "where are you at?" 

When someone tells you a plate 
is hot, why do you touch it. Why 
when something smells bad do you 
ask someone else to smell it. I'll 
take your word for it, most people 
smell and say "yeah, that smells 
bad." Why do you do this? 

Why do people always answer a 
problem , with a problem, for 
example. If I were to say "I had a 
hard test in French today." Instead 

of saying"did you pass it?", they 
say " I took a hard math test last 

I hate people who do not say 
their age when you ask them. 
Instead they say " I'll be 21 in six 
months" Why don't you just say 
your 20. 

I hate how people refer to their 
parents as mama and daddy. For 
example, they say " Mama was mad 
at me." Their mom is not my mom, 
they should say "My mama is mad 
at me." 

I hate people who walk in the 
rain with their umbrella closed, and 
people who are always worried 
about what the weather will be like 
next week. 

When you ask someone if a 
movie was good or bad, they have 

to tell you all about it. Why don't 
they just say if it is good or bad? 

I hate people that are always 
asking others to do something for 
them, when they could get it done 
faster by just doing it. 

I hate when people tell you 
what it was like when they were 
that age. These people need to real- 
ize that times have changed and so 
has the fashion. 

The thing I hate the most is 
people who try to talk in slang, and 
they are not current on slang words. 

For example I know a guy 
named Chuck that says "groovy", 
instead of cool, or that is "phat". 

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Tuesday, June 23, 1998 

The Current Sauce 

page 5 

Creatine Works, but Could be Dangerous in High Heat 

David B, Sullivan 
Health Columnist 

Look mom. no steroids. It's 
Creatine, the latest fad in workout 
energizers that has ail the athlete's 
attention. Creatine monohydrate is a 
dietary supplement intended to add 
more work output, more muscle 
power, and a better recovery for fit- 
ness training. It comes in forms 
ranging from pills to powder. 

The suggested consumption 
for the powder is, "one five gram 
scoop, two or three times a day, 
preferably mixed with a liquid." 
Suggested use for the pills are as 
follows. "Stepl: seven pills, (five 
grams total) four times a day, for 

News Bureau 

Creatine's popularity 
has grown rapidly in 
the last several years. 

five days. Step 2: for Creatine 
maintenance take seven pills a day, 
preferably with grape or apple juice. 
Step 3: repeat step one after 90 
days." This process is called 

Jim Feijo, the founder of 
Daniel Chapter One and World 
Sports Nutrition, does not think 
Creatine is safe. He lectured on the 
dangers of it during the Big New 
England Football Clinic held from 
March six through the -v»enth, at 
the Doubletree Hotel in Newport. 

"Creatine increases energy dur- 
ing the anaerobic phase, but poses a 
greater danger to athletes,'' Feijo 
explained. He went on to tell of how 
it increases ATP during anaerobic 

activity, and as a reverse diuretic, 
Creatine builds mass by retaining 
body fluids. He attributed this to 
three recent cases where college 
wrestlers used Creatine to enhance 
performance. " 

Their muscle cells literally 
boiled within their bodies causing 
death," Feijo said. 

On the bright side Feijo said, "it 
is unlikely that Creatine could kill 
athletes in the colder climates, but 
there would be real danger during 
spring training camps or performing 
in hot weather. In those conditions 
athletes on Creatine are at serious 
risk of heat stroke and dehydration." 

The last time I checked, the tem- 
perature was over 100 degrees at 
high noon in Natchitoches. 

March for Jesus: A Choir of Millions for an Audience of One 

Becky Shumake 
Staff Writer 

On Saturday, May 30, over 800 peo- 
ple assembled on the Northwestern 
campus to participate in the second 
annual March for Jesus. 

March for Jesus is a world-wide cel- 
ebration that involves more than 177 
nations and 700 U. S. cities. The march 
brings together over 10 million people 
uniting for one purpose: to glorify the 
name of Jesus. 

The Natchitoches March for Jesus 
was one of over 30 marches held in 
Louisiana. Over 60 local churches par- 
ticipated in this year's event. 

Curt Pfifer, associate professor of 

biology at the Louisiana Scholar's 
College, worked with the community 
and local churches to make the 
Natchitoches March for Jesus a suc- 

'The ultimate goal of the March 
for Jesus is to praise Jesus and lift his 
name. Secondly, the march promotes 
unity between people of different races, 
nadons and denominations," Pfifer said. 

March for Jesus is the largest global 
street event in history. The march 
allows Christians to break down the 
walls of race and denomination and 
learn to live a life of praise and prayer. 

March for Jesus has a different 
emphasis each year. At this year's 
march, prayers were lifted for perse- 

cuted churches around the world, 
specifically churches in China. In 
China, open displays of religion can 
result in death or imprisonment. 

Pfifer says the theme is a "common 
focus around the world." March for 
Jesus times are set up according to time 
zones. The result of this is a day of con- 
stant prayer and thanksgiving between 
all Christian churches. 

The march also provides Christians 
with a wonderful opportunity to share 
the good news of Jesus with people 
outside the church walls. 'The 
impact of this year's march is best seen 
by the ten people who excepted Christ 
as their Savior while at the march. If it 
brought one person to Christ it was 

worthwhile," Pfifer said. 

Stacy Newman, a sophomore ele- 
mentary education major said, "The 
March for Jesus was an awesome 
opportunity to unite with Christians 
from all different walks of life with one 
central purpose and that was to lift 
praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. As 
one speaker said, it was 'a taste of 

March for Jesus is set up according 
to Pentecost Sunday. Additional March 
for Jesus events will be held until the 
year 2000. The goal of the 2000 march 
is to "make the love of Jesus 
inescapable for a day." The dates for 
upcoming marches are May 22. 1999. 
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X-Files Theme Not 
Out of this World 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Writer 

X-Files Soundtrack 

Everyone knows that the summer 
brings blockbuster movies and along 
with big movies come big sound- 
tracks. Remember, though, that when 
dealing with anything about the X- 
Files, the first rule is: "Trust no one." 

Filter delivers their dark and dis- 
torted remake of the old Three Dog 
Night song "One". The song swings 
back and forth between self-loathing 
murmurs and all out rages with no 
middle ground at all. If you had to ask 
who Three Dog Night is, though, then 
you'll probably enjoy Filter's interpre- 
tation of their music. 

The Foo Fighters spin out a quiet and 
melancholy ballad entitled "Walking 
After You". While it doesn't really fit 
with the rest of the music on the 
soundtrack, it is still one of the best 
tracks on the album. 
Ween does a great job capturing the 

spirit and theme of the X-Files with 
their upbeat and slightly catchy tune 
"Beacon Light". 

Sting's contribution to the album is a 
horrible psuedo-reggae song called 
"Invisible Sun". Let us all pray that the 
radio stations don't get their hands on 
this one. 

The Cardigans offer a thankful depar- 
ture from their usual too-happy music 
with the noir retro-pop track "Duece", 
which sounds something like what 
would happen if Portishead had been 
around in the 70's. 

I'm not a big Cure fan so I was sur- 
prised that their song "More Than 
This" was one of the few on the album 
that I loved. It was also one of the few 
that really seemed to go along with the 
mood of the X-Files: dark and myste- 

The only track on the album that 
really put a smile on my face, though, 
was the Dust Brothers remix of the X- 
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The Truman Show 

The Truman Show is a movie 
that has something for everyone. 

Jim Carrey plays the part of 
Truman Burbank. a fellow who was 
adopted at birth by the OnmiCam 
Corporation and raised by actors in 
the sound stage town of Seahaven on 
live television. Even the moon 
Truman sees is artificial, housing the 
control room of the television series 
and Christof (Ed Harris), the brain 
behind the program. 

Truman begins to question his 
reality when, on the way to work one 
day, he accidentally tunes his radio in 
to a conversation going on among 
some crew members. Truman's sus- 
picions mount as evidence of a con- 
spiracy becomes obvious, and he 
spends die rest of the movie trying to 
escape from Seahaven. His every 
effort is blocked by well orchestrated 
distractions at the direction of 

This movie can be as shallow or 

as deep as you want it to be. Carrey 
is goofy enough to keep the attention 
a of a young audience, but the movie 
also draws many interesting intellec- 
tual parallels. The artificial town of 
Seahaven is a frightening mirror of 
every suburbanite town with Truman 
reflecting the experiences of many 
people who have similar frustrations. 

Christof's relationship with 
Truman darkly mirrors God's rela- 
tionship to man with Seahven serving 
as a replica of Eden. Christof doesn' 
believe that Truman wants to leave 
Seahaven, telling him that no place o: 
earth is really any different or better, 
that Seahaven is safe and Truman wii 
always be cared for there. Truman 
wants to find out for himself, howev- 
er, and ultimately breaks away. 

Besides the unsettling aspects of 
this film, many clever little elements 
are very entertaining, such as the wa] 
the advertisements in the show are 
worked into conversation}) Truman's 
wife has with him. Also, the viewing 
audience satirizes the American attefl 
tion span and media gluttony. 

The Truman Show is an enter- 
taining and thought provoking movit 
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Sean W oods 
Staff Writer 

Bran Van 3000 "Glee" 
Audiogram Records 

If I were to compare Bran Van 
3000 to another band, I don't think 
any one band could fit their particular 
style of music. There's maybe a lick 
of Beastie Boys, but that's about it. 

Bran Van is able to meld various 
influences on this album such as Hip- 
Hop. Rock, Funk, Rap. Folk and even 
a little Country. They don't mix it all 
at once though. Some are sprinkled 
together or separately throughout the 

The various drum loopings are 
some of the best I've heard in a 
while, and some of the samples you 
hear often make you wonder just 

what the hell they were thinking. 

Some of the tracks seem to 
change from one song to a different 
one then back again. It's not aggra- 
vating because they're able to pull it 
off smoothly and effectively. The 
singing alternates between a female 
vocal who sings (she does a great 
cover of Quiet Riot's "Cum On Feel 
The Noize"!) and a male who raps 
(he's a little too preachy at times.) 
They share songs by singing togethei 
or on their own. The liner notes wet* 
not to helpful in identifying as to wb 1 
these delightful muses were. 

Yes, this is one interesting little 
piece of work by the many members 
of the Bran Van Collective (There at* 
a listed 33 members, and whether or 
not they all collaborated on the albui* 
somehow is still unbeknownst to m& 
Kudos to them if they all did.) This 1 
is a definite checkout. 

Tuesday, June 23, 1998 

The Current Sauce 

page 7 

Seven Inducted in Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Seven more athletes will join the 
ranks of the Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame Saturday night. 

Out of a class of 1 87, Football leg- 
ends Everson Walls and Warren 
Braden and John Petitbon along with 
basketball great Eun Jung Ok, Luke 
Jackson, golfer Pat Browne and hur- 
dler Billy Hardin will be honored for 
their athletic achievements at 7 pm. 

Walls, A Grambling State stand- 
out, finsished 13 years of service in 
the NFL with 57 interceptions and tops 
the list of the most prolific defensive 
backs in pro football history. Walls is 
the only player to lead the NFL three 
times in interceptions, in 1981. 1982, 
and 1985. 

His 1 1 pickoffs as a rookie with 
the Dallas Cowboys are the most in a 
season by a NFL player in the past 16 
years. The Cowboy saw time in the 
Pro Bowl four times and set a career 
record with four interception . 

New Orleans native Warren 
Braden quarterbacked at Southern 

University earning a 40-4-1 career 
mark and two national championships 
while winning All-America Honors. 

According to veteran Hall of 
Famer Eddie Robinson, Braden was 
sort of a Joe Montana type who could 
take charge, handle the ball well and 
was an all around great football player. 

When he was not on offense, 
Braden was a safety on defense, aver- 
aging 44 yards a punt, He led 
Southern to three bowl victories 
including the first intergrated bowl, the 
1948 Fruit Bowl where he received 
MVP honors. 

Jackson left his home in Bastrop 
for the University of Texas-Pan 
American, where his no. 54 jersey was 
retired and hangs in the Basketball 
Hall of Fame in Springfield. Mass. 

Jackson scored 1,858 pooints and 
grabbed 1,427 with a 54 percent aim. 
During a game against Western 
Illinois, his junior year, Jackson had a 
single game high of 51 points. 
Leading the Broncs with a record 25-5, 
the next year he carried the team to a 
26-5 record and the national title as a 

Jackson later joined the 
Phildelphia 76er's with Wilt 
Chamberlain. He was voted Rookie of 
the Year by his colleagues while Willis 
Reed was voted Rookie of the Year 
among the Louisiana Sportswriters 
Association. In 1967, He aided the 
76ers in winning the NBA 

Petitbon particpated on champi- 
onship teams at the prep, college and 
pro levels. He contributed to the Jesuit 
state football title in 1946, played on 
Notre Dame's 1949 national champi- 
onship team and was part of the 
defense of the 1955 title team in 

As a Blue Jay Petitbon lead the 
team to a complete undefeated record 
in 1946, when Jesuit took state titles in 
footbal, basketball, and track. He was 
named state football MVP after run- 
ning 16 touchdowns, throwing for 12 
more and catching two in his career. 

He recieved All-American honors 
at Notre Dame as a sophomore defen- 
sive back in 1949. Due to serving in 
the Korean War, Petitbon made eight 
career interceptions for the Browns 

before retiring in 1957. 

A 2 1 time winner of the U.S. Blind 
Golfers Association championship, Pat 
Browne won the first ever 
Championship of Blind Golf and has 
served three times as the captain of the 
American team. 

Before his accident in 1966, 
Browne captained Tulane University's 
basketball and golf teams, shooting a 
single game scoring record with 33 
points in 1954. The 64-year old busi- 
nessman recieved the Ben Hogan 
Award in 1998. 

Eun Jung Ok, who played under 
the name Eun Jung Lee at Northeast, 
finished her career with 2,208 points 
and 878 assists. Ok became known for 
her flashy ball handling skills, earning 
an unprecedented four straight 
Southland Conference Player of the 
Year awards 

Billy Hardinand his father " Slats 
Hardin, will be the second father-son 
duo to be entered into the Hall of Fame 
next to football stars Dub and Bert 

Tickets went on sale in April. 
Banquet tickets are $20 

News Bureau 

These seven great 
athletes will be hon- 
ored at the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame 
Banquet Saturday 
June 27 at 7 pm. 


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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, June 23, 1998 

Northwestern Has Banner Athletic Year 

Bryan Sat awa 
Staff Writer 

The Demons have had a outstand- 
ing year in athletics winning four con- 
ference championships in football, 
indoor track, baseball, and women's 
softball. The year concluded with the 
Demons winning the Commissioners 
Cup , the trophy that symbolizes over- 
all excellence in the Southland 
Conference in athletics. 

The football team ,after a shaky 2- 
3 start, rallied to win six straight 
games to tie for the conference football 
title with McNeese. It was their first 
title in ten years and it earned them a 
berth in the NCAA I-AA playoffs. 

The track team then won their sec- 
ond indoor title in three years led by 
All-American's Ronnie Powell and 
long jumper and triple jumper Kenta 
Bell. Powell had a outstanding season 

and was named the "Sprinter of the 
Year" in Louisiana by the Louisiana 
Sports Writers Association. 

The baseball team as expected 
won the Southland Conference title 
again. The Demons had a great season 
on the diamond but were denied a bid 
to the NCAA regionals when they lost 
to Nicholls State in the finals of the 
conference tournament in Shreveport. 

The softball team had a Cinderella 
season as they not only won the 
Southland Conference regular season 
title but also the tournament title as 
well. They then won a NCAA play-in 
series against Florida Atlantic and 
advanced to a NCAA regional for the 
first time in team history. 

The men's and women's basket- 
ball teams had good years with the 
men winning second place in the con- 
ference and the women taking fourth 
place in the final standings. A gut 

News Bureau 

Athletic Director Greg Burke and President Dr. Randall 
Webb accept the Commisioner's Cup. 

wrenching overtime loss to Northeast 
in the semi-finals was all that kept the 
Lady Demons from having a chance to 
qualify for the NCAA tournament in 
the finals of the Southland Conference 
tournament against hated rival Stephen 
F. Austin. 

The Lady Demon soccer team sur- 
passed everybody when they won the 
conference tournament title in a huge 
upset. The team who had not won a 
regular season game in two years and 
only had one tie during that time swept 
into the tournament and won their first 
ever games as a soccer program and 
won the Southland Conference soccer 
tournament in Nacogdoches, Texas. 

The men's and women's cross 
country teams both continued to 
improve and injuries hurt both teams 
this year as the men finished in last 
place and the women in fourth place at 
the conference meet. 

The men's golf team struggled in 
what was a rebuilding year for them 
after two of their best players trans- 
ferred. Paul Cullen, however, had a 
good year placing in the top 15 in a 
few tournaments last season. 

The same could be said for the 
women's volleyball and tennis teams 
as they both struggled early but fin- 
ished up strong at the end and look to 
be both building on what could be 
break through years for both programs 
this year. 

Overall, it will be hard for 
Northwestern to repeat this past years 
performance but I myself a Die Hard 
Demon Fan would not count us out of 
the running for anything this year. All 
of our coaches should be commended 
for jobs well done and we look for- 
ward to more wins and conference 
championships this year from all of 
our athletic programs. 

Anholt and Lawrence Gain First 
Team All Louisiana Honors 

Bryan Satawa 
Staff Writer 

Pitcher Brian Lawerence and 
shortstop Ryan Anholt were 
named on Friday to the All- 
Louisiana baseball team. 

Lawrence, a senior from 
Lindon, Texas had a outstanding 
year as the ace of the Demons 
staff with a 9-4 record, 2.95 
ERA, and 100 strikeouts on the 

Lawerence, who was drafted 
in the 17th round by the San 
Diego Padres on Wednesday will 
be moving on this summer to a 

minor league assignment as soon 
as he signs a contract. 

Anholt a junior from Moose 
Jaw, Saskat was also named the 
"Player of the Year" in the 
Southland Conference and had a 
outstanding season. 

He batted .401 and had 77 
hits, 62 RBI's, and 14 homeruns 
on the year. 

Brandon Emanuel was also 
named to the squad as a second 
team pick. Emanuel also had a 
outstanding season going 5-1 
with 8 saves and 47 strikeouts as 
the relieving ace for the Demon 

Emanuel Signs Six-Year Deal with Angels 

Bryan Satawa 
Staff Writer 

Brandon Emanuel who was cho- 
sen in the second round of the Major 
League Baseball Draft by the Angels, 
signed a six year contract with the 
American League club. 

Emanuel was the first player 

picked up in the draft from Louisiana, 
and the 61st player chosen overall in 
the draft. The 6-2 right-hander signed 
the contract last week and reported to 
the Angels' Class A affiliate in Boise, 

Emanuel posted a 5- 1 record and 
had 8 saves this season. He also post- 
ed a team leading ERA of 2.15 and 

struck out 52 batters while walking 
only 18 in 62 innings of work, com- 
ing out of the bullpen as the Demons 

It was only his second season in 
collegiate baseball and the first were 
he did not split time between spring 
football and baseball. 

Emanuel was also the backup 

quarterback on the football team 
which also won a Southland 
Conference last season thanks to 
Emanuel's career best day as a 
Demon when he threw for 288 yards 
in the 38-24 title clinching win over 
Stephen F. Austin on November 20th 
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Natchitoches Louisiana 

Tuesday, July 7, 1998 

Asbestos found in Kyser Hall 

News Bureau 

Studio A is rendered useless until 
the asbestos ceiling coating is 

Philip Wise 

Asbestos was discovered June 
29 in Studio A of Kyser Hall, the 
area where News 22 is produced, 
teleconferences are held and 
classes are sometimes taught. 

Scott Hawthorne, the 
university's Environmental 
Safety Officer, was called in to 
inspect a hole that had been 
discovered in the studio's ceiling. 
A three-foot section of the outer 
coating of the ceiling had fallen, 
discharging debris onto the seating 
area below. Hawthorne quickly 
rendered the studio inoperative. 

'This incident falls in line 
with our asbestos management 
plan and operation. When any 
form deteriorates, it is abated." 
Hawthorne said. 

Immediate action was taken 
by the university in order to 
prevent the possibility of people 
coming into contact with the 
asbestos. The locks were changed 
the day after the hole was 
discovered. Plastic curtains sealed 
the room containing the dust from 

the loosened plaster above, and no 
one was allowed in the studio until 
it could be further inspected. 

Hawthorne said that work to 
abate the asbestos in Studio A will 
begin ten days after a contract is 
awarded. If everything goes as 
planned, the operation is expected 
to last between 40 to 45 days. 

Asbestos is considered to be 
harmless until it is physically 
disturbed, which allows bits and 
pieces of the substance to become 
a dust which can be inhaled or 

"Students and faculty were 
not at risk, because the particles 
were not floating." David 
Antilley. Director/Producer of 
Journalism, said. "In the past, 
people were diagnosed with 
asbestos-related cancers because 
they did not know the long term 
effect from hours and hours of 
exposure from their jobs." 

The air quality in the studio 
was determined to have safe 
levels, therfore people who by Act 
790 of 1988, the Louisiana 
Legislature directed the 
Louisiana Department of 
Environmental Quality to regulate 

asbestos-containing materials in 
all schools (kindergarten to post- 
graduate) and state buildings. 
School authorities and the state 
must inspect their facilities for the 
presence of asbestos, determine its 
condition, take appropriate action 
to minimize the hazards and 
conduct periodic inspections. 

These facilities must maintain 
records of their asbestos-related 
activities as part of their 
management plans. Also, parents, 
maintenance personnel and 
building occupants are to be 
routinely made aware of asbestos 

News Bureau 
Signs were posted on door to warn 
people of the possible hazard. 

Demon Coach heads to Goodwill Games 

David E. Sullivan 
Staff Writer 

University alumnus Lamark Carter won the triple 
jump competition in the U.S. National Outdoor 
Championships two weeks ago. He is now on his way to 
the Goodwill Games. 

"I went in this competition very confident, very ready, 
relaxed, not injured, and it happened, the 57:2, and... I 
thank God," Carter said. 

The distance of 57 feet and 2 inches is how far 27- 
year-old assistant track coach at NSU jumped in New 
Orleans at the competition. 

Carter has been winning in the top three for the whole 
year up until this victory, which is currently the longest 
jump in the world. 

"I long-jump occasionally, but this year I m just 
going to concentrate on the triple jump," Carter remarked 

about his involvement in the Goodwill Games. 

Carter arrived in Rome yesterday, where he will be 
"tuning up" for the event before flying to New York on the 
21st for the Goodwill Games. 

Carter is also striving towards competing in the 
Olympics. "I have to wait until 2000 for the trials, but this 
is a great stepping stone toward that goal," Carter said. 

Carter grew up in Shreveport. where he attended 
Captain Shreve High school. His wife's name is Crystal, 
and they have a four-year-old son named Kaymin. 

"Not only am I jumping because I enjoy it, but I'm 
jumping for a reason; I'm jumping for my family. That 
inspires me," Carter confessed. 

His goal for this year is to break the triple jump world 

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Six Win Honors at Miss 
Louisiana Pageant 

Farrah Reyna 
Contributing Writer 

Six students won honors at the 
1998 Miss Louisiana Pageant. 

Northwestern was 
represented in Monroe last month 
by three students finishing in the 
Top 10; Casey Jo Crowder of 
Shreveport, Miss Bossier Parish, 
was second runner-up winning 
$3500 in scholarships. Farrah 
Reyna of Rosepine, Miss Central 
Louisiana, was third runner-up 
winning $3000 in scholarships. 
Miss Natchitoches City of Lights, 
Shelley Colvin of Winnfield, made 
the Top 10. 

Winning other awards and 
scholarships were Jamie Freeman of 
Plaquemine, Miss Baton Rouge, 

who was Miss Congeniality, a 
preliminary talent winner and non- 
finalist talent winner. 

Miss Northwestern Lady of the 
Bracelet, Rebecca Dauzat of 
Marksville, was a non-finalist talent 
winner. Jana Harrod of Rosepine, 
Miss Days in the Park, was the 
winner of the People's Choice 

Miss Louisiana Pageant is held 
every June in Monroe. Miss 
Louisiana gives over $40,000 in 
scholarships to ladies in the state. 

Heather Dupree of Baton 
Rouge, Miss Louisiana Lagniappe, 
was crowned Miss Louisiana. She 
will represent the state at the Miss 
America Pageant in Atlantic City in 

1 st Annual KA/MDA 
3-Man Scramble 

The brothers of Kappa Alpha will be hosting a 
three-man scramble on July 12 th at 1:00 p.m. Cash prizes 
will be awarded along with great door prizes given away. 
Lunch will be served prior to tee-off. Entry fee is $100 
per team. For more information, Please contact Stephen 
Stroud at 352-5030 or Chas Vandersypen at 352-7160. 

Folk Festival Underway in 
Two Weeks 

Lesa Thompson 
Staff Writer 

It's time again for the 
Natchkoches-Northwestern Folk. 
Festival to kick into gear at Prather 
Coliseum. This year's theme is 
Celebrating Louisiana's Creoles: 
Their Communities and Culture." The 
Festival will take place on July 17 & 

Creole communities and 
organizations from across the state 
will provide special exhibits depicting 
the Creole way of life, including a 
wide variety of crafts and Mardi Gras 
costumes. One such costume is 
similar to those worn by the famous 
New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians, like 
the Wild Tcboupitoulas and other such 
groups, who pay tribute to the many 
Native Americans that helped 
numerous Southern slaves escape to 

Many of the costumes were 
designed by Wilda Boutte. a Mardi 

Gras costume maker for over 35 years. 
Boutte's and others' exhibits are slated 
to become a permanent part of the 
Louisiana Creole Heritage Center 
which is located on campus. 

This year's Festival food will be a 
treat that is certainly not to be missed 
especially enhanced with this year's 
Louisiana Creole theme. 

This year's music will be an 
improtant element of the Festival. 
More than 20 dance groups, including 
the largest group of zydeco musicians 
ever booked at the Festival, will 
perform. Country, bluegrass, folk, 
blues and Cajun music will also be 
represented on the three performance 

Over 20,000 people are expected 
to make their way to Northwestern to 
attend this year's Fesdval. 

For ticket information or more 
details about this year's Natchitoches 
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Abestos will not Hinder Studio A Usage in Fall 

News Bureau 

David Antilley, Producer/Director 
for Journalism, removes equipment 
to prepare for the shutdown of 
Studio A's control room. 

Sean Woods 
Staff Writer 

Studio A's asbestos fallout will 
most likely not delay classes and 
News 22 programming in the Fall. 

The studio will be back on-line 
in 40 to 45 days, according to Roy 
Davis, Chief Engineer for News 

"As long as nothing 
unfortunate happens, our first 
newscast will not be delayed in 
September," Davis said. 

On Monday, June 29, it was 
discovered that pieces of the 
studio's ceiling had fallen 

down and contained asbestos 

"The journalism department 
had just gotten back equipment [for 

the studio] from being fixed, then 
this incident occurred a couple of 
days later," David Antilley, 
Producer/Director for Journalism, 
said.'The cameras and the editing 
equipment have to be stored in 
Studio B for now." 

Earlier thoughts as to when the 
clean-up would be completed were 
estimated between five and 10 
months because of a similar mishap 
with Studio B three years ago. 

The reason for that long 
cleanup was due to red tape and 
structural factors such as spray-on 
insulation, which was more 
difficult to clean. 

Studio A, which is located in 
Kyser Hall, is a focal point for the 
Department of Journalism because 
the production of News 22 takes 

place inside. 

"Our Studio A is in fact our 
lab," said Dr. Ron McBride, head 
of the journalism department. "If 
we're not able to have a newscast, 
then obviously it's going to take its 

Complete tours can't be given 
at the moment to prospective 
journalism students because the 
studio is the flagship of the whole 
department, according to McBride. 

About six classes take place in 
the studio including several that 
work hand in hand with News 22, 
including public relations and 
Journalism 2010. Directing and 
production classes would have had 
to be relocated, and there is, at 
present, no other areas available for 
these classes to take place. 



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ceiling: it is one filled with millions 
of particles, 700 times finer than a 
strand of human hair, known as 
asbestos. No one is immune to the ill 
effects of these particles floating 
around in an invisible and dangerous 

Recently asbestos was 
discovered in the primary 
broadcasting studio for 

Northwestern, Studio A, located in 
Kyser Hall. For eight years, both 
broadcasting students and professors 
alike studied and worked in the 
facility unaware of the potential 
threat lurking overhead. 

We, the Current Sauce staff 
have been at this university for a few 
years, some longer than others, and 
this is one of the most serious 
problems we have witnessed. 

The problem that the ceiling 
contains asbestos concerns us, but the 
fact that we and many others knew 
nothing of the potential threat 
concerns us more. We feel that 
Northwestern's officials have 
neglected their obligation to the 
students and employees by not 
informing us of such hazards. 

Asbestos is a harmful fiber that 
should not be taken lightly. The 
individual fibers of asbestos are so 
tiny that they can float in the air for 
hours, sometime even days. Asbestos 
is harmless until it is disturbed, 
allowing bits and pieces to become a 
dust which is swept around by even 
the slightest movement. 

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Contact with asbestos is not fatal 
outright, but continuous contact may 
cause problems to occur. Once the 
human body inhales or ingests the 
harmful asbestos dust, it cannot expel 
the particles. The minute fibers 
buildup in the lungs and soft body 
tissues where they can cause disease. 
There are three primary diseases 
associated with asbestos exposure: 
Asbestosis. Lung Cancer, and 

The best way to avoid asbestos- 
associated problems is to be educated 
of where the substance is located. 
Knowledge of its existence and how 
to limit contact with the items that 
contain asbestos is the first line of 

defense necessary to ensure a healthy 
work and study environment. 

The only problem is that we 
could not know where the asbestos is; 
located until the university provides 
us with this knowledge that we need 
in order to avoid such hazards. 

The university fell short, because 
officials did not inform the students 
and most employees of the location 
of the asbestos and what should be 
done when it is encountered. By 
making people aware of the asbestos, 
university officials will limit; 
dangerous contact for the entire staff 
and student body of Northwestern. 

We hope the university will take 
better care of our health in the future. 

DAN'S PLAN Reproduction should be left 

to those who best qualify 

It's your life, live it my way 

Are you genetically sound? If I 
ran this country, you would be. That's 
because I have a plan, or at least an 
idea, that I'd like to see implemented 
nationwide. ..and then we'll take it to 
the international level. 

What's bothering me is the fact 
that it seems as though everybody 
feels like having a baby (I prefer to call 
it breeding) is a right that they have. 

Allow me to set the record 
straight. Breeding isn't a right; it's a 

privilege. And if people don't have the 
means (either financial, mental, 
emotional or otherwise) to take care of 
the children that they produce, then all 
they're doing is ensuring that our 
society continues on its downward 

I think there should be some kind 
of a test that would-be parents would 
have to pass before they would be 
allowed to reproduce. It makes sense, 
doesn't it? If you need a license to 

catch a fish or drive a car, then you 
should have a license that shows you 
are capable of raising healthy, stable 
and viable human beings. That's just 
the way it is. 

Now, I know this sounds harsh. 
But the simple fact of the matter is that 
the world is already overpopulated as 
it is, and we need to do something 
logical to solve the problem. Why not 
limit reproduction to those who 
deserve the privilege most? 

Tuesday, July 7, 1998 

The Current Sauce 

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Fontenot Deals with Tragedy 

Melissa Peveto 
News Bureau 

When Kevin Fontenot of Tioga 
graduated from Northwestern State 
University in May it was a day he 
never thought he would see. 
Receiving his diploma from a 
wheelchair was also a day he never 
imagined seeing either. 

The 29-year old Fontenot, 
while attending NSU, was severely 
injured in a one car accident in the 
Spring of 1994. That wreck left 
him paralyzed from the chest 

"It was the last week of school 
before finals when it happened," 
Fontenot said. "I was having the 
best semester I had ever had at 
NSU. I worked so hard to get A's 
and B's and they weren't easy 
courses I was taking. I had 16 
hours and was enrolled in 
comparative anatomy, biometry, 
plant taxonomy, genetics and all 
the labs that go along with those 

In a matter of moments, the 
world he had known came crashing 

The accident on Highway 504, 
about two miles from campus, 
caused his truck to overturn. He 
broke two vertebrae in his neck, 
three in his back, lost a kidney, his 
spleen and a rib. 

He was airlifted to a 
Shreveport hospital where he spent 
a month in the Surgery Intensive 
Care Unit. He underwent 11 

surgeries in 28 days to repair and 
remove organs. He was transferred 
to a nearby rehabilitation hospital 
where he spent five months in 
physical therapy. 

Once he was well enough to go 
home, be received home health 
care and physical therapy for close 
to a year. 

"I don't remember anything 
about the accident," Fontenot said. 
"About the only thing I recall from 
that day is one of my biology 
professors, Dr. Dean, downloading 
some computer programs for me. I 
also vividly remember buying a 
calculator for class that day ioo. I 
can't recall anything for the first 
month after that though." 

One year later, Kevin made an 
attempt to return to Northwestern. 
"1 bit off more than I could chew," 
he said. "I was going to come back 
and tear the world down. It didn't 
work that way. I had to learn how 
to live all over again." 

Fontenot's struggle in learning 
to live in a new environment came 
when he attempted to communicate 
with people on campus. "I was 
just so lost and didn't know how to 
tell people what I needed or 
wanted. I had to try to knock down 
barriers that had not previously 
been present for me." 

Ironically, Fontenot had 
practice with handicapped issues at 
NSU long before his accident. 

Two years earlier his best 
friend, Bill Britt, broke a vertebrae 
and was paralyzed from the waist 

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near Baton Rouge. "The deer stand 
he was in broke and he fell out of it 
and onto the ground." 

Britt was an offensive guard for 
the Demon football team and a 
wildlife management major, like 
Fontenot. The two often turkey 
hunted together. 

"When he returned to NSU 
after the accident, I would take Bill 
to class and then once we were 
through I would just load his 
wheelchair in the back of my truck. 
It was easier for him to get to class 
that way." 

Fontenot was at his buddy's 
side from the time the accident 
happened. "In some respects his 
accident taught me a lot," Fontenot 
said. "In other ways, I have been 
disappointed." The blow that Britt 
took paralyzed him from the waist 
down. "He has full control of his 
upper body and I don't. He can do 
so much more than I can. For 
instance, he can still pull back his 
compound bow and I can't." 

Still, Fontenot is thankful for 
the things he can do, things doctors 
said he never would accomplish. 
"After Bill had his accident, I 
would go to his house and visit 
him. He would be in his recliner 
and I would walk to his wheelchair 
and sit in it. I always told him that 
I needed something as comfortable 
as the cushion in his chair to sit on. 
I never thought I would one day 
hove one of my own." 

F.ven fhnuph the hluenrint of 

Fontenot's life thus far may not 
have been drawn exactly as he 
would have preferred it, he has 
dealt with the changes. "I have 
only let it change me as much as I 
have had to. I was never a patient 
person, now I have learned how to 
have only as much patience as 
necessary to get by." 

He has learned to rely on 
family and friends. 

"I have had excellent support 
from my family and friends and 
from people here at Northwestern. 
There is no way I would have made 
it without all of the people pushing 
me. So many people wanted to see 
me graduate." 

He credits NSU President Dr. 
Randall J. Webb, ADA Coordinator 
Steve Hicks, Dr. Martin Rudd and 
Dr. Gillian Rudd for the amazing 
strides the four accomplished when 
it came to handicapped 
accommodations for himself and so 
many like him. 

"There is no way you can 
understand the barriers of a 
handicapped individual unless you 
are one, but at least NSU, once they 
were aware of things, made the 
necessary changes. It is good to 
know the administration is 
listening and that they are helping 
handicapped people." 

After 11 years and many 
obstacles, Fontenot's to do list now 
has a check beside the words 
college graduation. He now begins 
the journey of locating his ideal job 
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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, July 7, 1998 



Sean Woods 
Staff writer 

"Step Up To The Microphone" 
Star Song/Virgin Records 

The Newsboys 'ay? According to 
their stats, I should know who these 
guys are. They've been around for ten 
years, had two gold albums, held a 
concert in '97 with over 900,000 fans 
in attendance, and numerous Grammy 
nominations. But many of you, like 
myself, haven't heard of them before. 

The sound of the Newsboys 
ranges from rock, pop and even a little 
hip-hop. The return of pop seems to 

be the new trend here in the late '90s, 
so the Newsboys follow suit with the 
same formula. They do it effectively 
with guitars and synths so it doesn't 
sound Spice Girl or Hanson-ish. 

Peter Furler steps out from behind 
the drums for the first time to take the 
mike as the lead singer. Furler's 
singing is easy and calm on the ears. 
His voice stands on its own when 
compared to other singers. 

The Newsboys sound like they're 
having a good time singing about God, 
angels and life (yep, they're Christian 
pop-rockers), so if you're into that 
category of music, then you might find 
something for yourself here. And it's 
catchy enough to garner non-Christian 
support as well.* 

X-Files: Fight the Future 

Am y Han ey 
Staff Writer 

The X-Files, the television show 
cherished for being original, tries 
very hard to turn into a typical 
summer movie in its first big screen 

The movie begins with some 
young boys in Texas having a nasty 
run-in with a substance known as the 
"black oil," a familiar aspect to those 
of us who are regular watchers. 

Shortly afterward. Mulder 
(David Duchovny) and Scully 
(Gillian Anderson) are on a real FBI 
assignment involving explosives and 
other real- live FBI agents. It takes 
about two seconds for Mulder to 
stumble into something he's not 
supposed to know. 

Now, I don't want to get specific 
about the movie if you haven't seen 
it. so I'll just say that the show turns 
into an extended episode of the X- 
Files, revealing the purpose of the 
"black oil," the vehicle by which it 
will be spread and threatening to 
separate Mulder and Scully, of 

What bothered me the most were the inconsistencies in the movie. Faithful 
viewers know that bees have previously made appearances as carriers of 

Well, now the bees are carrying the 
black oil, which has mutated, but yod 
never know if the black oil has mutated 
into something more sinister or if it was 
just this isolated batch. Also, these lethal 
bees are released every night to gathffl 
pollen from crops outside where thefl 
could just end up anywhere, which thefl 
naturally do; not a brilliant move on thtj 
part of the scientists. 

The biggest letdown of thfl 
movie was the climax. Oh, it was vert 
dramatic and on a grand scale, but it waS 
ridiculous to me. Mulder creeps aboard 1 
this mysterious, underground production! 
where all the black oil victims are being: 
kept, and by injecting one victim with > 
vaccine, this whole enormous unit goes 
into upheaval. Instantly aliens are thawing 
out left and right, the Smoking Man and| 
his posse are evacuating like mad and 
Mulder is escaping with a half-frozeft 
woman who, moments ago, was paralyzed! 
by the oil but now is performing acrobatic 
feats worthy of Olympic competition. 

I really wanted to be blown 
away by this movie, but sadly, I have to 
say, that if you are a loyal viewer, you will 
probably be disappointed, and if yotfi 
aren't, you won't know what the hell I 
going on. There, I've said it. 
I have to go get this bee sting checked out now.* 

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Tuesday, July 7, 1998 

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Demons play USL instead 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Instead of a confrontation with 
Southern Mississippi, Northwestern 
State rearranged their schedule to play 
in state Division 1-A rival 
Southwestern Louisiana. 

Northwestern will head to 
Lafayette to play USL Saturday 
December 12, the day the Demons 
would face Liberty Bowl Champion 

Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. 

A game between Southern 
Mississippi has been set back until 
1999 or the turn of the century. 

"This is a tremendous move for 
us, in that we add a game against a 
longtime in-state rival and maintain 
our contract to play Southern 
Mississippi in the near future," 
Athletic Director Greg Burke said. 

""Our coaches and players are 
going to be excited about playing 

USL," Burke continued. "We have 
several players from the Acadiana area 
and we like to recruit there. The trav- 
el will be much easier for us. It is still 
a game against a I-A team and it will 
be a big challenge for us" 

The Demons keep an 11 -game 
schedule, including an Oct 3 game 
against nationally ranked Division I-A 
match-up with Missouri of the Big 12 

The USL-NSU game will likely 

begin at 7 pm. It will be the first meet- 
ing between these two teams since 
1987 and the 73rd overall game with 
USL leading the grudge match 35-33- 

USL will play Southern 
Mississippi on Sept. 26, taking the 
Demons spot on Golden Eagles 

"Northwestern w ill remain on the 
Southern Miss schedule at a date to be 
determined, either 1999 or 2000," 

Former Demons named to Texas-Louisiana team 

Terry Kilgore 
Manager Editor 

Two former Northwestern State 
baseball players, Kyle Shade and 

Robert Hewes, have been named to the 
Texas-Louisiana League All-Star team 
as representatives of the Alexandria 

Shade and Hewes are two of eight 
members of the Aces picked for the 

team. Other Aces include pitchers 
Russel Reeder and Ron Caridad, 
catcher Cory Gafford, infielders John 
O'Brien and Marvin Cole and desig- 
nated hitter Malvin Matos. 

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broken by Ryan Anholt last year. 

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named to the All-Louisiana team and 
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while at Northwestern. He still places 
in the top ten in 16 career offensive 
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Terry Kilgore 

Managing Editor 

Everson Walls and Eun Jung 
Lee Ok headlined the seven new 
inductees into the 1998 Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame that was 
enshrined at the Student Union 
Ballroom at NSU last weekend. 

Walls, a former All-Pro cor- 
nerback with the Dallas Cowboys, 
and Lee Ok, an All-American 
women's hoopster at Northeast, 
were the most recognizable names 

included in the group. 

Other members of the presti- 
gious group to make the Hall 
include Warren Braden, an All- 
American football player at 
Southern University; Billy Hardin, 
an All-American track performer 
at LSU and a member of the 1964 
US Olympic team; and John 
Petitbon, a Jesuit High football 
star who went on to win a national 
championship with Notre Dame. 

Also included in the group 
was Bastrop great Lucius "Luke" 

Jackson, an NBA All-Star with the 
Philadelphia 76er's; and Pat 
Browne Jr., winner of 21 blind 
golfing championships. 

Festivities for the weekend 
included a reception for the 
inductees on Friday night which 
was held at the Ryder Inn. A press 
conference was held Saturday 
morning at the Natchitoches 
Country Club, which was fol- 
lowed by the Hall of Fame Classic 
scramble golf tournament. 

A reception and a tour of the 

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 
was held at Prather Coliseum 
Saturday afternoon at 5:30 and the 
induction banquet followed at 7 

Among the previously induct- 
ed Hall of Fame members tq 
attend the festivities included for- 
mer Grambling legendary head 
coach Eddie Robinson, the win 
ningest college football coach of 
all time, and local sports heroel 
Charlie Tolar, Walter Ledet and 
Bobby Lowther. 

The Inductees into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame are as follows (from L to R): Warren 
Braden, John Petitbon, Everson Walls, Eun Jung Ok, Billy Hardin, and Pat Browne. 

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& phone registration easy 

New program big improvement over old method 

7, 1998 


Dana Gonzales 
Staff Reporter 

Telephone and Internet 
; gistration programs instituted 
tst spring have been used 
eavily this fall, according to 
lean of Graduate Affairs, 
>r. Anthony Sheffler. 
"As with any technology, we 
xperienced some initial 
ifficulties," Dr. Sheffler said. 
Now, however, problems are 
tactically non-existent." 

The system has been so 
ucccssful, the University is 
onsidering the purchase of a 
ack-up server for the system, 
lie number of students 
jgistering has been so great 
/iat, at one point, the computer 
:enter received a warning 
nessage that the telephone 
egistration system was 

While many students are 
atisfied with the system, some 
te still experiencing 
fcfficulties. However, Sheffler 
laid that problems usually 
iesult from inaccurate 
mformation or account holds. 
While the computer center is 
esponsible for the operation of 
he system, it is the registrar's 
' ffice that is responsible for the 
ictual student data and it is 
mportant that this information 
s accurate. 

Telephone and web 
[egistration allows students to 
kvoid much of the chaos of 

registering on campus, but it 
has drawbacks. 

If the network is not 
functioning, then the telephone 
registration systems will not 
function either. Earlier this 
week, the system 
slowed when fee 
payment began, but 
according to 
Sheffler, the problem 
was within the 
software, and the 
vender has since 
fixed the error. 

The computer 
center is asking that, 
during fee payment, 
students limit using 
e-mail, as this ties up 
the modems for 
extended periods of 
time, preventing 
other students from 
registering. To 
address thi s 
situation, the 
computer center is 
sendi ng out 
messages to 
individuals who 
have been using 
e-mail for extended 
periods of time. 
System technicians 
are also monitoring 
use of the system, 
and abusive persons 
may actually be logged off. 

"Thus far we haven't gone 
down or had a major problem," 
Warren Massia, associate 

director of the system, monitors 
volume of use, said. "We have a 
team that keeps the system 
running. The network 
administrator is monitoring the 
overall system. We have a 

monitoring excess use of the 
system and in severe cases 
logging off users. Another 
technician is monitoring the 
telephone and web registration. 
We also have one user support 

This eager young student looks through the fall schedule, trying to find classes that 
fit her schedule. Telephone registration has made this process a lot easier by not 
having to track down advisors. 

system technician at Prather 
Coliseum to monitor the system 
at fee payment. The associate 
director is continually 

technician in the field to resolve 
problems that the faculty are 
having. Right now we have 244 
users on the system. I can go in 

and see who they are and what 
they are doing. If the computer 
shows that they are simply 
using email and have been for 
some time, I can log them off." 
Massia cannot see 
passwords or 
read e-mail, 
so students 
need not be 
with an 
invasion of 

next goal for 
the new 
system is to 
add a 
financial aid 
section to the 
system, so 
that students 
will be able 
to get all of 
having to 
visit the 

Students who 
have had 
should be 
aware that there are a limited 
number of lines coming in to 
the University. The computer 
center only has so many 

available lines, and that 
availability has been exhausted. 
The center has a total of 32 
modems which are scheduled to 
be replaced with high 
technology, commercial grade 
modems. This will make the 
system faster once the student 
is actually in, but the problem 
of getting in will still come 
back to a limited number of 

Recent improvements to the 
system include the hiring of a 
network administrator, Tracy 
Brown, who is paid entirely by 
student technology fees. 
Brown's expertise has been 
used to replace the control node 
and main router of the system. 
All the information that comes 
into the network is directed by 
this equipment,, which is 
similar to a computerized 
traffic cop. 

brown has also made 
numerous beneficial changes to 
increase reliability and, due to 
this, will be able in the coming 
months to also increase the 
speed of the system. 

Students who are 
encountering problems should 
contact the computer center. 

The center currently has 
one field support person for 
computer laboratories, faculty 
and students. While they are in 
the process of hiring another 
support person, it is an 
overwhelming job. 

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Terry Kilgore 
Managing Editor 

The Registrars office has 
found the certificate of intent 
helpful in making the 
registration process more 
effective and making classes 
more available to the students. 

According to Registrar 
Lillie Frazier Bell, die letter of 
intent is a means of keeping 
classes open to students who 
need them. 

"The purpose is to make 
sure classes are available for the 
students who are going to 
attend NSU," Bell said. "The 
letter of intent helps us clean up 
the registration process. It tells 
us how many students are 
serious about attending classes 
that particular semester." 

Students who turn in a 
letter of intent and don't show 
up for classes could be made 
^sponsible for charges of 

At the end of registration, 
the student's account will be 
Verified to see if they have paid 
their fees or not. If they have 
not paid their fees and have not 
notified the Registrars office 
that they are not attending 
classes, then they will be 
responsible for their fees, 
according to Bell. 

On the other side of the 
scenario, students who forget to 
turn in a letter of intent still 
have time to take care of their 

"Students who forget to 
turn in a certificate of intent 
have 14 school days after the 
semester begins to turn one in," 

Bell said. "After that they can 
be dropped from their classes." 

Bell said that plenty of 
warning is given to the students 
before they are dropped from 
their classes. 

"We have never gone in 
and dropped a student from 
their classes without notifying 
them with letters and warnings 
beforehand," Bell explained. 

"I think it could be made 
more convenient for the 
students," special education 
major Amy LaPorte said. "It 
could be made part of the pre- 
registration process. Your 
advisor could have it right there 
when he enters your schedule 
into the computer. It is easy to 
forget about it until the last 
minute. If it benefits the school 
and the students, then I think it 
is a good idea. I think it could 
be easier, though." 

Elementary education 
major Janice P. Ivy echoed 
LaPorte 's comments about how 
this is a good program. 

"I think the letter of intent 
is a good idea," Ivy said. 
"There are a lot of students 
who sign up for classes who 
aren't really serious about 
taking them, and it causes 
students who really need or 
want the classes to not get them. 
If you sign a letter of intent, you 
are serious about taking the 
classes. Some students just sign 
up for classes to fill time slots, 
which causes classes to be full. 
The letter of intent cuts out a lot 
of unnecessary dropping and 

The letter of intent appears 
to be working satisfactorily. 

Renovations make 
moving in easier 

Becky Shumake 
Staff Reporter 

On Wednesday, August 
19, students began moving 
into the residence halls to 
begin the Fall 1998 

Students were assisted 
on Wednesday, August 19, 
by representatives from the 
Office of Student Affairs. 
On Sunday, President 
Randall Webb and 
members of the 
NSU faculty 
and staff helped 
students move 
belongings into 
the dorms. 
According to 

the Office of 


Services, the 

total number of 

students staying 

in the dorms is 


the same as last 

year's total. 

However, an 

exact count of 

the total 

number of 

students will 

not be available 

until next week. 

moving into the 

dormitories will 

find that a lot of 


have been done 

over the 


hope the students will find 
the rooms comfortable and 
the repairs successful." 
Francis Conine, Director of 
Student Services said. 

Most of the renovation 
work was done in Sabine 
and Rapides Halls because 
of the large number of 
students they house. One 
of Sabine's biggest 
changes is the addition of 
the CAPA wing in North 
Sabine. The wing will be 

Arts students. The CAPA 
wing has a computer lab 
especially formatted for 
students in the arts. CAPA 
students will also have 
access to a studio. The 
studio will be used as a 
place to store instruments 
and supplies and to work 
on projects. 

Students living on 
campus will now have 
more access to computer 
labs. Rapides and Sabine 

News Bureau 

This new student unloads her belongings with the help of her parents as 
she prepares for a new semester of school. Welcome to Northwestern! 

"I am really excited devoted entirely to Halls are now equipped with 
about the renovations and I Creative and Performing with computer labs, comments 

Auxiliary Services is also 
planning to build 
additional labs, starting 
with Boozman. 

"We hope that, by the 
end of the year, all the 
residence halls will be 
equipped with computer 
labs," Conine said. 

In addition to the new 
computer labs, several 
other renovations were 
completed over the 
summer. Repair work was 
done on all the 
showers and 
washrooms. Most of 
the dorm rooms 
were repainted and 
received new 

RA meeting 
rooms have been 
added as well as 
meeting rooms for 
sorority chapters. 
Auxiliary Services 

has pians to begin 
renovations in all 
the residence halls. 

"I hope the 
students will 
understand that it is 
a slow process that 
involves a lot of 
time and money. We 
will complete the 
work as fast as we 
can," Conine said. 

Ms. Conine also 
encourages students 
to come by the 
Auxiliary Service 
Office in Room 101 
of the Student Union 
anv suggestions oi 

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Hole in parking lot filled; 
traffic returns to normal 
in Sabine Dormitory lot 

Hole was major inconvenience to summer traffic 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

After three months of 
work, the hole that sat in 
Sabine Dormitory's parking 
lot has finally been filled, 
making way for the 
renovation of the roads on 

A collapsed drainage pipe 
was the reason for digging the 
hole in the parking lot. 

O.S. Johnson, the 
contractor hired to fix the 
hole, installed the pipe along 
with a new catch basin, so 
that water would not seep into 
the ground. 

The project would have 
been finished much quicker, 
but the continuous lifting of 
dirt, in order to prevent a dip 
from being left behind, 
hindered O.S. Johnson from 
ending the work. . 

According to Loran 
Lindsey, physical plant 
director, the hole will be 
paved over. 

After working for three 
months, the total cost for the 
project was $28,000. 

The stretch of road from 
the speedbump at Bienvenu 
Hall to the triangle, and from 

Nesom Nataorium 
to Dodd Hall will 
be repaved. 

The cost for 
this project is an 

This money 
will be coming 
from the parking 
fees paid at fee 
payments when 
students get their 
parking permits 
for the new year. 

sections of the 
road may be 
closed for a 
period of time, 
which will 
students," Lindsey 

Also included 
in the road 
renovation project 
is the crosswalk 
across campus. It 
will be equipped 
with ramps for the 

According to Lindsey, 
instead of painting the 
crosswalks, which is what has 
been done in the past, the 

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community policing officers took him under 
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programs that could help him pay for college. 
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Renovations to the drainage pipe have finally been completed. 
Soon roads will be repaved, and traffic will be back to normal. 

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Keyser Hall asbestos clean-up near complete 

Operation of Studio A should be back to normal soon 

Dana Gonzales 
Staff Reporter 

All of the asbestos from 
Studio A of Kyser Hall has 
been removed. According to 
Dr. Ron McBride, head of 
the department of 
journalism, the abatement of 
the asbestos itself was 
completed Aug. 7th. 

"There is no health issue 
at hand, but the ceiling needs 
to be completed before the 
project can be officially 
finished," McBride 

Scaffolding and 
other remnants of the project 
will remain in the studio 
until painting is complete. 

The maintenance crew 
will be painting the studio. 

and the project is currently 
on their list of priorities. 

According to Scott 
Hawthorne, environmental 
safety officer, the task is 
nearly competed. "All that's 
left is to put spray back in." 
he said. "They took all the 
asbestos out. Everything 
should be finished by the end 
of the week as far as I've 
been told." 

McBride and the entire 
journalism department are 
eager to get the work 
completed so that the studio 
can be brought back on line. 

Currently, the situation 
is causing the postponement 
of newscasts and 
programming on channel 22. 
This has a tremendous effect 
on production classes in the 

department. Approximately 
three or four classes will be 
adversely affected until the 
studio is once again fully 

A major concern to 
McBride is the effect the 
current studio loss is having 
on the burgeoning incoming 
freshmen class and a large 
number of transferring 
students who are new to the 

"These students are 
really excited about getting 
into and using the facility," 
McBride said. "I would hate 
to see excited students' 
enthusiasm dashed because 
the facility is not ready. I 
understand there are few 
staff to do this work, but it is 
also an academic issue." 

News Bureau 

The abatement process has left the studio bare except for these scaffolds that were used in 
renovating the studio. The scaffolds will remain in place until such time as the project of 
painting of the studio has been officially completed. 


SGA announces office openings 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

The Student Government 
Association will be holding 
elections Sept. 16 and 17 in the 
Student Union 

Luke Dowden, SGA 
President, said all interested 
students should pick up an 
Intent-to-Run form in the 
Student Government Office, 
located in Room 222 in the 
Student Union, between 
Monday, Sept. 7, and Friday, 
Sept. 1 1 , at noon. 

There are 1 1 vacant seats on 
the Student Government 
Senate: two freshman class 
senator positions; two 
sophomore class senator 
positions; two junior class 
senator positions; two senior 
class senator positions; and two 
graduate senator positions. One 
senator-at-large position is also 

Dowden said the SGA 
Treasurer seat will also be filled 
during the September elections. 

To be eligible for the 
position of treasurer, a student 

must be a member of the 
University student body for one 
year, have completed 45 
semester hours and completed 
two accounting courses with a 
grade of "C" or better. 

All candidates must be in good 
standing with the University 
and have a 2.0 GPA the 
semester prior to the election 
and a 2.0 cumulative GPA. 

Elections for the 
Homecoming Honor Court and 
Mr. and Miss NSU will be held 
on Oct. 7 and 8. 

Spirit of Northwestern marching 
band ready to kick off 1998 season 

Co urtney LaCou r 
Staff Reporter 

With the first home 
football game just around 
the corner, the Spirit of 
Northwestern Demon 
Marching Band has wasted 
no time preparing for yet 
another season of exciting 

Approximately 250 
band members reported to 
school a week early for 
several days of intense 
practice. Patrick Worsham, 
head drum major and a 
music education major, 
said students spent the 
week in sectionals, playing 
rehearsals, polishing their 
marching fundamentals and 
learning marching drills. 

Learning so much in 
one week meant multiple 
daily practices beginning at 
6:30 a.m. and sometimes 
ending at 8 p.m. 

Helping band members 
prepare for the upcoming 
months of performances is 
new Assistant Director of 
Bands Jeff Matthews, a 
former NSU graduate who 
just happened to be drum 
major of the "SON." 

Worsham said the band 
will be performing three 
half-time shows during the 
football season, beginning 
with a mix of Gloria 
Estefan songs. Other shows 

"Even though some 
sections may be 
smaller, the playing 
is better than it has 
ever been." 

Derek Carson 
Music major 

include a Blues Brothers 
medley featuring "Shake 
Your Tail Feathers" and 
other well-known hits. 
Worsham said the final 
show will include "classic 
band literature" such as the 
"Crown Emperial March" 
and Hinemith's "March 
from Symphonic 

Most of the music was 
arranged by Mark Poole, 
who recently graduated 

from NSU with a Master's 
degree in music. 

The band will take their 
shows on the road this fall 
when they travel to two 
away football games at the 
University of Southwestern 
Louisiana in Lafayette and 
Stephen F. Austin in 
Nacogdoches, Texas. 

"The music we're 
doing this season is very 
challenging and pushing 
our players to their full 
potential," Worsham said. 
"We have an outstanding 
group of new men 
(freshmen) in all sections, 
from as far as Florida, who 
are welcome additions to 
the SON." 

Derek Carson, a music 
performance major and a 
trumpet player in the band, 
said that, although the band 
may be smaller than in the 
years past, it shouldn't 
hinder any of their 

"Even though some 
sections may be smaller, 
the playing is better than 
it's ever been," Carson 

The "SON" is on the 

America's Fraternity 

Fall Rush '98 

Tuesday, August 25, B-BQUE and Volleyball 4 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 26. Movie Night 7 p.m. 
Thursday, August 27, Patio Party 7 p.m. 
All at the TKE House 
Call the TKE house @ 352-9470 

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Sororities have successful rush 

Catherine Gill 
Staff Reporter 

Women's Formal Rush was 
held from Aug. 14th thru 18th 
with approximately 137 
participating students. 

Rush was conducted by the 
Panhellenic Rush Team with 
Casey Ashley serving as 
Panhellenic Rush Chairman 
and Angelique Duhon 
overseeing as Panhellenic 

According to Duhon, there 

has been a slight increase in 
applicants, and she feels this 
will benefit the greek 
community significantly. 

"I think rush went really 
well, and that the girls this year 
will be the backbone of the 
Greek community," Duhon 

Quota, the number of new 
members a sorority may pledge 
during formal rush, was set at 
38. Both Sigma Sigma Sigma 
and Phi Mu reached quota. 
Alpha Omicron Pi failed to 

reach quota, but they will be 
holding Open Rush later in the 

Ashley and Duhon also 
performed as rush counselors, 
or Rho Chis. in addition to 12 
others: Julie Duncan, Emily 
Leonard, Virginia Dixon. 
Wendy Lanier, Tricia Hrapman. 
Candy Cox, Haguit Rivera, 
Joanna Bradford, Erin 
Pritchard, Brandi McConathy. 
Courtney Perry and Julie 

The Rho Chis are members 

of a sorortiy who disassociate 
themselves from their 
individual chapters during 
Rush. They serve as advisors to 
the women in their rush group. 
Rho Chis also escort their rush 
groups to each sorority house 
where rushees attend rounds of 
parties in which they learn the 
various attributes of sorority 

Many ask what is the 
purpose of Rush? 

"Rush allows you an 
opportunity to view each 

sorority individually. Sororities 
encourage the bonding 
friendship of sisterhood, 
philanthropic contribution, and 
participation in campus and 
community events and social 
activities," Ashley said. 

"Sorority life allows you to 
become an integral, 
contributing part of the 
Northwestern community and 
to become part of a long- 
standing university tradition 
started in 1900," Duhon voiced. 
"Sororities offer a wide array of 

special opportunities for 
fellowship, self-goverance and 
friendly competition. Rush was 
an awesome experience. It 
allowed the sororities on 
campus to meet incoming 
freshmen on a personal level." 

Rush allows each sorority 
to maintain a positive 
representation of greek life by 
selecting girls of the highest 
caliber," Kelle Head, Sigma 
Sigma Sigma, said. 

Presentation system installed in Russell 

Terry Kilgore 
Managing Editor 

A state-of-the-art 
multimedia presentation system 
has been installed in Russel 
Hall, thanks to two 
contributions from People's 
State Bank and Northwestern's 
distinguished alumnus and 
President's Council Member, 
David Morgan. 

The donation by People's 
State Bank, which was 
presented to the NSU 
Foundation, is the largest gift 
the Foundation has ever 
received from a financial 

"People's State Bank is 
proud to make this donation," 
Pete Abington, chairman of the 
board of People's State Bank, 
said. "We have been a strong 

advocate of Northwestern State 
University, and we are 
interested in helping the entire 
area we serve." 

The gift from People's State 
Bank was made possible in 
large part by Dr. A. Richard 
Tarver, coordinator of the Carl 
Perkins Programs at NSU, and 
by assistant professor of 
business Dr. Susan White, who 
helped develop the grant 


Dr. Barry Smiley, head of the 
College of Business, was 
apparently very pleased with 
the new equipment. 

"We now have a 
multimedia presentation center 
with computer hook-ups, a 
control system and an 
overhead projector system that 
can be used by classes in other 
areas," Smiley said. "We are 

grateful for the individual and 
institutional donations for this 

"We are grateful to 
People's State Bank for their 
gift which will have a positive 
impact on Northwestern," 
President Dr. Randall Webb 
said. "Our faculty will be able 
to prepare classroom 
presentations that will better 
educate our students and help 

them compete more effectively 
after graduation." 

According to Tarver, the i 
system was completed last 
Thursday and now is fully 

Carl Perkins Program 
prepares students 

Andrew Kolb 
Features Editor 

It's the beginning of the 
fall semester and most students 
are wading through fee 
payment or fighting the crowds 
at the bookstore. In all the 
commotion and frustration, it's 
easy to lose sight of the fact that 
college is a means to an end. 
That end is employment. 

At Northwestern there is a 
program that is designed to 
help students make the 
transition to the work force. 
The program is called the Carl 
D. Perkins Program and 
consists of a wide range of 
services, including computer 
labs, seminars on subjects such 
as resume writing, and on-the- 
job training in certain fields. 

The program is aimed 
mainly at students pursuing 
associate degrees. However, 
those in bachelor programs are 
also welcome to participate in 

the program, according to Dr. 
A. Richard Tarver, the 
Coordinator of Carl D. Perkins 

"This program is geared 
toward associate degree 
students, but if the room is 
available, four-year students 
have access to the program 
too," Tarver said. 

The program's 
headquarters are in Russell 
Hall, where the Carl D. Perkins 
Communications and 
Presentation Center is located. 
The Communications and 
Presentation Center is a 
computer lab that is equipped 
with the tools a student would 
need to assemble a professional 
style presentation. 

Programs such as 
Powerpoint and Microsoft 
Office are accompanied by 
student workers who assist 
students with everything from 
writing techniques to 
developing visual aids, 

according to Chris Foster, the 
basic academic occupational 
skills coordinator. 

The program also provides 
software, faculty training and 
on-the-job training for the five 
associate degree programs of 
business administration, office 
administration, electronics 
technology, veterinary 
technology, and nursing. 

"This program is 
concerned with providing real 
world experience for the 
students," Tarver continued. 

The program is funded 
through a federal grant and is 
named for the congressman 
who pushed for the act to pass 
through Congress. 

This semester the program 
will be offering seminars in 
writing resumes and cover 

The seminars are open to 
all students. 

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Leigh Flynn has been 
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Flynn will work in the 
University's News Bureau, 
helping promote events and 
activities involving students, 
faculty, staff, alumni anc 

She will work primarily 
with the Colleges of Education, 
Science and Technology, the 
Louisiana Scholars' College, 
the General College, Watson 
Library and other support areas 
of the University. 

Flynn will also edit the 
monthly faculty-staff 
newsletter and contribute to the 
University Alumni Magazine, 
President's Council newsletter 
and other University 

A Northwestern graduate, 
Flynn worked for the 
Alexandria Daily Town Talk for 
the past five years. She was a 
reporter and copy editor, then 
moved to Natchitoches last 
year to open the paper's 
Natchitoches bureau. 

While an undergraduate at 
NSU, Flynn was managing 
editor of the Current Sauce. 

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"I like how the faculty is 
willing to help." 

-Jared Hewitt 

"I was impressed with the 
new additions and enjoyed 
seeing the familiar faces." 

-Ashlee Crooks 

"I'm excited about the results 
of sorority rush and the 
upcoming events with Greek 

-Julie Duncan 

"The improvements to Vic's 
shows how the students' 
money can be well spent." 

-Natasha Meadors 



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Well, The truth is out. He did it. 
There is no question about it. The 
world knows about it now. Bill Clinton 
had an "inappropriate relationship" 
with Monica Lewinsky. 

Get over it. 

Okay, so our Commander-in-Chief 
did a very naughty thing with a White 
House intern. He was forced to tell the 
truth before the entire world. Imagine 
how many forms of media picked that 
up with play-by-play commentary. 
Clinton definitely should be 
embarrassed by this. 

One point that raises our eyebrows 
is that oodles of women have claimed 
to have had an "inappropriate 
relationship" with Clinton before 
Monica Lewinsky. He actually even 
won his case against Paula Jones. What 
if he shouldn't have? 

If these claims are true, our 
President has issues to deal with as 
soon as possible. Sportscaster Marv 
Albert bit a woman on the backside 
while having sex, lost his job and had 
to seek therapy. Clinton should at least 
do the same. 

This bombing thing was just a bit 
too soon. I know that this was possibly 
the only chance for an attack, but it 
would look better to the conspiracy 
theorists if we had killed him (Osama 
bin Laden). According to the group 
that supports him, he is still alive. 
Concidence? Maybe or maybe not. 

Another point that makes the 
Afghanistan bombing resemble Wag 
the Dog is that very little information 
was given. We know there are security 
matters at stake, but in order not to 
leave the public questioning, we need 
some post-op info. O.K.? 

A question we have for Monica, 
Why did you keep the dress? Was it a 
sick souvenir or something? Most 
people have a relationship keepsake 
like a pressed flower or a photograph. 
But why in heaven's name would you 
keep a semen-stained dress? 

Even though the American public 
wishes that this act never occurred, still 
a crime has been committed. Clinton 
lied to the Grand Jury. You or I would 

go to jail for this. If Clinton chooses 
not to resign, then there is ample cause 
for his impeachment. 

But the truly sad fact is that after all 
of the outrageous claims, the lies, the 
scandal and the extensive press 
coverage of it all, a good majority of 
the people still think Bill Clinton is 
doing a good job. What kind of society 
deems it acceptable for its leaders to 
commit acts such as this?* 

Dan's Plan 

Danny Helms 

Welcome back NSU. It is 
good to see this campus full of 
students again. I plan on 
tackling a lot of issues this 

First. I would like to 
congratulate all of the new 
freshman on choosing NSU, 
and give you a few helpful tips 
on adapting to college life. You 
are out of highschool, therefore 
leave all of your high school 
paraphenalia at home-jackets, 

Andrew Kolb 

Opinion Writer 

As I enter my fourth and 
final year here at Northwestern. 
I realize that, while I may not 
be much smarter, I have learned 
a few things the hard way. I 
just thought that I would pass a 
few of these pieces of wisdom 
along to the incoming 

Take it or leave it. here it is: 

The cleanest bathrooms on 
this entire campus are in 
Fournet Hall. So when you 
have to make a "pit stop" 
between classes in Kyser, do 
yourself a favor and walk 30 
yards to Fournet. The 
bathrooms in Kyser haven't 
been cleaned since the Carter 
Administration; the bathrooms 
in Fournet haven't been used 
since the Carter Administration. 

Do all of your grocery 
shopping between 1 and 5 a.m. 
I know the only store open at 
that time of the night is 
Wal-Mart, but you'll probably 
end up doing all of your 
shopping there anyway. You'll 

Get in where you fit in 

7 class rings, graduation tassles, 
and the like. 

Second, I would like to say 
that all of you lazy students 
need to get off your backsides 
and get involved here. Doing 
just a little can go a long way, 
so get out and do something. I 
know most people that are 
involved at NSU are Greeks 
and athletes. If you can't make 
the grade and get into one of 
these organizations, don't use 

that as an excuse. Go do 
something useful anyway. 

I am glad to say that I did 
not see one colored hair freak 
the first day of classes, so this 
is going to be a great semester. 

On a serious note.this is my 
last year here and the 
complaints on parking have 
already started. If you don't like 
the parking, go to another 
university. You just need to 
park, walk and quit whining. 

If you have any 
complaints about NSU or you 
just have an opinion, you can e- 
mail me at 
You can also e-mail comments 
on articles in the current sauce 
that A) you like B) you dislike 
C) you just want to voice your 
opinion on. 

I look foward to a fun- 
filled year and wish you the 

Tips for incoming freshmen 

usually be up anyway, and you 
won't have to fight all of the 

Speaking of food, when 
you get the munchies late at 
night, order that pizza or eat 
those doughnuts. However, 
when you hit the beach in 
Panama City on spring break 
your junior year and suddenly 
realize that you weigh 20 
pounds more than you did in 
high school, don't blame me. 

If you have a big test 
coming up, don't get in a study 
group with someone that you're 
attracted to. You'll end up 
making vain attempts at flirting 
while forgetting to study. 

Conversely, if you find 
someone attractive, get in a 
study group with them. It's a 
good way to get to know them. 

In most college classes, 
attendance is not mandatory. 
However, that doesn't mean 
you can blow into class once 
every two weeks and get the 
grade you want. Professors 

notice when you're not there. 
They're smart. That's why they 
have the Ph.D. and you don't. 

There is a reason cheap 
liquor is cheap. You'll learn 
that the morning after your first 
experiment with it. 

Never go out to the bar 
after 12:30 a..m. By that time, 
all of your friends will be 
"feeling good" and you'll be as 
sober as a judge. When the bar 
closes, you'll end up getting 
suckered into toting annoying 
drunks to a "cool after party" 
that never seems quite as "cool" 
to the sober people. 

There are two types of 
dorm roommates: clean and 
boring or fun and sloppy. Take 
your pick. 

There are two types of 
apartments in Natchitoches: 
cheap and crappy or decent and 
overpriced. Again, take your 

Read about half of what 
you're assigned to read. 
Chances are that everyone else 

in the class will only read that 
much too. 

At some point during this 
semester, you'll be broke. 
Don't lower yourself to ask 
your friends for money, 
because they're broke too. 
However, you will have a t least 
one chamce to donate blood for 
money. Jump on it. 

If your parents come to 
visit, trick them into going to 
Wal-Mart with you. Nine times 
out of 10, they'll take pity on 
you and buy you some 

On your first weekend to 
stay here, don't freak out and 
think that aliens abducted the 
whole student body. 
Everybody (but you) went 

Most importantly, you've 
only got one shot in life; make 
it a good one. 

Well that's what I've 
learned in three years here. If I 
have forgotten anything, you'll 
have to learn it on your own.* 

David Sullivan p r Q z a c can ma k e your dog 
Opinion Writer cheerful and happy all day long 

I think many Americans on 
the drug Prozac have been 
seriously misdiagnosed for 
clinical depression. For 
example: dogs. 

People are putting dogs on 
Prozac. As I was surfing the net 
for data to write this column, 
which usually consists of 
weight-loss-tips and basic 
fitness methods for the average 

busy student, a Collie appeared 
on the screen barking about 
how much Prozac has changed 
his life. 

According to "Retarded, 
com." a family reported that 
their pooch was depressed 
because it watched an episode 
of Lassie. The dog was never 
the same because it supposedly 
could not live up to the dead 

dog's (now stuffed) attraction. 

The pet's psychiatrist 
prescribed the dog Prozac, 
which has proven to have 
positive results on many 
humans, with the exception of 
some people who say the side 
effects aren't worth it. i.e. 
weight gain or loss, diarrhea, 
nausea, etc. Since the family 
drugged it, the mongrel is more 

lively, hungry and regular. 

Who cares? Animal- 
rights-groups complain when 
drug labs experiment on 
animals to create treatments 
and cures for people. They 
whine when they see someone 
wearing a fur coat, which is a 
product of respectable business. 
I wonder if they give their dogs 

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Sean Woods 
Staff Reporter 

Big Windshield, 
Little Mirror 
Sony/Epic Records 

Foam is a new band 
with a familiar feel. 

Foam have a lot in 
common with the 
older alternative- 
grunge bands that 
have been around 
since we started 
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Nirvana's "teen 
spirit" back 
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are catchy, they sadly don't 
offer anything new to this 
music genre. And let's face it, 
alternative music has been 
growing stale for quite a while. 

Foam's music is okay, but 

the lyrics are a little flat. They 
aren't as bad as they could be, 
but they should have worked on 
the words some more. 

The song "Poster Girl" 
sounds as if it were inspired by 
Everclear's Sparkle and Facie 
album because of its use of 
similar guitar riffs. 

Jason Teach leads the 
foamy pack by providing 
vocals and guitar. 


into that alterna-lite category 
made popular by bands like 
Matchbox 20, Third-Eye Blind 
Tonic and their ilk. 

So if you're into those guys 
(from the looks of MTV and a 
few radio stations, it looks like 
a lot of people are), you may 
like Foam. 

This album would be 
great interstate driving music, 
or at the very least, some good 
stuff to have playing in the 

You can relax while 
listening to Foam, 
and as 

Jason has his ^® 
own singing voice 
without having to resort to an 
Eddie Vedder impersonation. 
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Blade actually started as a 
good movie. Enter: A vampire 
rave complete with disc jockey, 
human sacrifice and sprinklers 
gushing blood. Our hero. 
Blade, (played by Wesley 
Snipes) appears. A spectacular 
battle ensues. Death and chaos 
fill the screen. That was a 
fantastic opening scene, 
especially if you are infatuated 
with vampires or just violence 
in general. 

Unfortunately, shortly 
thereafter, someone decided to 
add dialogue. 

During one of the countless 
battles and chase scenes, the 
cameraman and special effects 
crew took over, providing 
dazzling and sometimes breath- 
taking shots. 

However, much to my 

disappointment, these moments 
were always too brief. The 
movie always returned to its 
static and lifeless storyline, 
wherein the main characters 
took turns exchanging 
information that seemed to 
appear out of midair. 

Another sore point for me 
was the fact that, even though 
several confrontations take 
place on crowded city streets, 
not a single passerby ever 
notices. No one seems to mind 
that Blade walks among them, 
armed with various swords and 

At one point the villain 
Frost, (Stephen Dorf), is 
holding a young girl in the air 
by her neck in broad daylight as 
a couple passes by them 
without even so much as a 

I had heard that New 
Yorkers could be callous, but I 

thought this was extreme eve 
for people with their reputatioi 

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visually exciting, occasional! 
amusing, continuously got 
and even a little disturbing, 
lacked the one thing that real] 
makes a movie worth going ( 
see~a decent plot. It alwaj 
pains me to watch a movie wi| 
potential turn into something $ 

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most of the story's actions, ai 
no character development at al 
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feel when someone died wj 
relief that there would be r 
more canned one-liners fro 
that particular character. 

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to survive; it means that he 
threaten us with a sequel 
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Amy Haney 
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Fear and Loathing 
in Las Vegas 

Since the release of the 
movie with the same name, 
there has been a renewed 
interest in the book Fear and 
Loathing in Las Vegas. 

Written by Hunter S. 
Thompson, this novel is a diary 
of the drug binges indulged in 
by Raoul Duke, a doctor of 
journalism, and his attorney, 
Gonzo, as they struggle "to 
maintain" in and around Las 
Vegas at the beginning of 
the 70s. 

I cannot tell you how 
insane this book is. It begins in 
the desert with Duke and 
Gonzo speeding towards Las 
Vegas in a red convertible with 
a suitcase full of mescaline, 
acid, cocaine, Tequila, amyls, 
marijuana, and of course, ether. 
(What party is complete 
without ether?) 

Duke and Gonzo partake 

generously of their stash on the 
way, and Thompson does a 
great job of using words to 
convey the feeling of a drug- 
induced frenzy and paranoia 
(a.k.a., "the fear") as they pick 
up hitchhikers and later deal 
with threatening hotel 

A Rollercoaster ride of 
madness ensues. Duke and 
Gonzo plunge in head first, 
alternating between supporting 
one another and going off the 
deep end, with one of them 
always getting straight enough 
to deal with the situations they 
find themselves in.. (Gonzo 
rescues a tripping Duke from a 
lounge full of lizard people, and 
Duke later knows when it is 
time to barricade Gonzo into 
the bathroom to prevent his 
planned murder of a 
photographer he met in the 

With new additions to their 
drug arsenal, the duo rage all 
over town getting thrown out of 
shows, becoming involved with 
underage run-aways. 

terrorizing hotel maids 
running up an enormous 
service bill. 

What could have been'l 
scary and disgusting look! 
reprehensible behavior tuii 
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indulgence with plenty! 
unexpected and sometiil 
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cleverly worded descriptions] 
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or give you a shining ideal 
strive toward, but it is J 
entertaining read and offer] 
glimpse at experiences 1 
people can afford to have til 

As Raoul Duke says asl 
attorney regurgitates onto 
passing car... "Bad crazinea 
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Ticket sales are brisk for 
the Sept. 5 season opening 
football game at Turpin 
Stadium matching two 
defending conference 
champions, nationally-ranked 
Northwestern State and visiting 
Southern University. 

According to assistant 
athletic director Dennis Kalina, 
sixty percent of the 15,971 
seats are already gone. That 

figure is based on season ticket 
sales, single-game sales, the 
student allotment and the 
tickets sent to Southern for sale 
in Baton Rouge. 

Fans planning to attend the 
game need to get their tickets 
well before game day. Tickets, 
priced at $12 each, can be 
ordered over the telephone by 
calling (318) 357-4268 during 
business hours. They can also 
be purchased by visiting the 
Athletic Fieldhouse located just 
south of Turpin Stadium. 

"There still are some great 
seats available, but the tickets 
are going fast," Kalina said. 
"We don't expect to have many, 
// any, seats available by 
kickoff. It will be a great 
atmosphere and a fantastic start 
to the season." 

Northwestern, 8-4 last 
year, shared the Southland 
Football League title and 
reached the Division I-AA 
playoffs. Southern, the 
Southwestern Athletic 
Conference champion, finished 

Coach Sam Goodwin preps his troops before they embark in 
battle with the Southern Jaguars Saturday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. 



Sept. 5 Southern University 

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Sept. 12 Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette 

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Kickoff times for road game subject to change 

11-1 after winning the Heritage 

The two largest crowds in 
Turpin Stadium history came to 
watch the first two games 
between Northwestern and 
Southern in Natchitoches. 

The 1994 contest drew 
15,600. Just two years ago, an 
overflow throng of 16,222 
enthusiastic fans watched the 
Demons dominate the Jaguars 

"These are two of the best 
and most exciting teams in the 

nation," athletic director Greg 
Burke said. "Add in the pre- 
game tailgating and what will 
be a sensational halftime show 
by the bands from both schools, 
and you have a complete 
package of entertainment that 
anybody will enjoy, sports fan 
or not." 

Students who are interested 
in attending the game have until 
Wednesday. Sept. 2, to claim 
their tickets. A current student 
ID card, a fall semester class 
schedule or a receipt from fee 

payment will be required in 
order to pickup a free ticket. 

"We have reserved the best 
seats on the east side of the 
stadium, the student side, for 
our student body," Kalina said. 
"But they are available on a 
first-come, first-served basis, 
and we have only a limited 
number allocated." 

After Sept. 2, if any of the 
student seats remain unclaimed, 
they are going to be made 
available to the general public* 

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Demons shock conference 

David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

Picked tenth by league 
coaches and ninth by the sports 
information directors, the 
volleyball team has 
expectations for themselves and 
from the coaching staff. 

All of the players had a 
great offseason, training hard 
both in the weight room and on 
the court over the summer. 

"Everyone is fighing for a 
position and for time." third 
year head coach Mary DeJute 
said. "I prefer to keep it that 
way. But right now, all of the 
girls are rising to the occasion." 

From a conference 
standpoint, DeJute expects that 
it could be a wide open race, 

despite the conference polls. 

The University of Texas at 
Arlington took first, followed 
by Stephen F. Austin in both 
polls. DeJute said that UTA and 
SFA could be surpised. 

DeJute also expects that 
NSU will be somewhere toward 
the top of the standings as well. 
"I don't take a whole lot of 
stock in preseason polls," 
DeJute continued "I prefer to 
be where we're at... teams will 
take us lightly. I would rather 
be the underdog. I like it when 
people underestimate our 

DeJute also said that the 
Demons are a stable, well- 
balanced team. Both she and 
the players expect a lot from 
each other. 

Three newcomers, 
including two freshman, join 
nine returnees from last year's 
squad that went 8-24. 

Among those returning are 
Heather Krolcyzk and Kandice 
Washington, from whom the 
Demons expect many thing this 
season. With two letters, 
Krolcyzk is the most 
experienced member on the 

Washington has been the 
most improved player since last 
year. She enjoyed a good spring 
and great summer training, 
according to DeJute. 

Others who are returning 
letterwinners expected to 
contribute heavily include 
Missy Krause, Sondra Lima 
and Shera Karasiak. 

Included among the new 
members of the team are Lady 
Demons basketball player Kia 
Converse. Converse is a 
tremendous athlete with a great 
work ethic, fantastic athleticism 
and agility, and she has great 

The incoming freshmen 
include Jessica Smith, a highly 
regarded outside hitter from 
Arlington. Smith comes from a 
successful highschool 
volleyball program and is a 
solid all-around player with 
good club experience and a 
great passing game. 

The other freshman 
standout is outside hitter Lisa 
Abner from Indianapolis. 
Abner is consistent with good 
ball control and is expected to 

contribute right away. 

One thing the Demons 
would like to see is fan support. 

"I want students, faculty, 
and staff to know that we exist, 
that there is a volleyball team 
representing this university— a 
team that works hard in the 
classroom and on the court." 
DeJute added. 

The plan is that if people 
come watch, they are going to 
get hooked and find a deeper 
respect for the game. 

Also returning to the court 
will be the Volleyball Pep 
Band, which is in its second 
year of existence and the only 
one of its kind in the 

" The pep band creates a 
complete atmosphere and 

brings excitement to the game 
DeJute finished. "As coaches 
and athletes, for us to hear a 
band supporting us makes us 
work harder and yet be 
entertained at the same time. 
Its entertaining for fans, 
exciting for us and 
intimidating for the other 

DeJute's goal is to create 
an atmosphere at the matches 
that opponents dislike 
because of the support and 
energy of the fans. The 
ultimate goal, however, is for 
a true home court advantage. 

The Demons open house 
for their 1998 season on 
Sept. 25 against first place 
UTA at 7:00 p.m. at Prather 

Vol. 87 


Demons search for QB starter 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Redshirt freshman receiver 
Nathan Black's five passes for 
45 yards and solo touchdown 
highlighted last Saturday's 

Veteran head coach Sam 
Goodwin said that it would not 
be until later this week when he 
finds out who will start at 
quarterback after watching each 
quarterback run 10 plays. 

"We have four quality 
quarterbacks," Goodwin said. 

"They all did some good things 
today, threw the ball well and 
checked into some good play 
calls. I'm sure we'll go into 
Thursday night trying to decide 
who No.l is, and I would say 
that by this time next week, 
we'll have made the decision." 

The group threw for a 
combined 124 yards on 10 
completions and 20 attempts 
with two touchdowns and no 

Black's solo TD came on a 
solo bomb by junior 
quarterback Brad Spangler. 

Despite missing spring 
practice, Warren Patterson's 
only completion in three 
attempts came as he threw a 41- 
yard pass to T.J. Sutherland. 

Senior Bo Meeks went 2 
of 5 for 9 yards. Spangler went 
4 of 5 for 33 yards and senior 
transfer Cody Smith hit 3 of 7 
for 41 yards. 

A lone 33-yard field goal 
came from freshmen kicker 
Thomas LaToof moments after 
having his first kick called 

Redshirt freshman tailback 

Tony Taylor led the ground 
attack with 32 yards on three 
carries. Senior Ronnie Powell 
earned only 19 yards on two 

The offense did not commit 
a turnover but felt a blow from 
penalties. It was hit with five 
penalties for 40 yards while the 
defense drew four flags for 32 

"That was the 
disappointing part," Goodwin 
said. "We killed ourselves with 
penalties." However, he then 
added, "We gave great effort. 

and with the kind of senior 
leadership we have, that doesn't 
surprise me at all." 

Black's touchdown catch, 
on a quick slant, ended an 11- 
play, 65-yard drive with Meeks 
contributing two completions. 
Spangler hit Black twice after 
Meeks stepped down. 

All of Taylor's rushing 
yards came on this drive with 
his impressive 16-yard scurry 
around left end setting up the 

Redshirt freshman 
defensive back Colby Doucet 

was the top tackier with five 
stops. Sophomore linebacker 
Charvis Richmond had three. 

Six defensive starters, 
linebacker Jake Michel and 
the top five linemen, 
including Preseason All-i 
American end Robert 
Daniel, did not play because 
of minor injuries. 

The Demons will take] 
today off and are scheduled 
to begin their regular 3:30 
p.m. workouts Monday,] 
according to Coachl 

Senior Quarterback and possible starter Bo 
Meeks drops back for a pass. Meeks, along 
with Brad Spangler, Warren Patterson and 
Cody Smith, is trying his best to earn a 
starting quarterback postion for the Demons. 


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Students may soon be 
enjoying an improved wellness 
and recreation center thanks to 
the recent approval of a 
referendum by the University 
of Louisiana Board of Trustees. 

The board unanimously 
voted to allow NSU's Student 
Government Association to put 
the referendum to a vote by the 
student body, which will be 
held on Sept. 16 and 17. 

The referendum calls for 
major renovations to the 
existing IM facility, which was 
built in 1939. Luke Dowden, 
SGA president, said since that 
time, no major renovations 
have been done to the building 

except for a new roof, piping 
and gym floor. 

Dowden said the 
proposition calls for the 
existing building to be gutted 
out and expanded an additional 
41,000 sq. feet, making the 
building's total size reach 
80,000 sq. feet. If the 
referendum is passed, the new 
building will be called The 
Demon Wellness, Recreation 
and Activity Center (WRAC) 
and will include an indoor 
jogging track, a wellness center 
to inform students of such 
health-related issues as 
nutrition and will be handicap 

The projected cost of the 
renovated building is S6.9 
million. Dowden said even if 

the referendum doesn't pass, 
more than $2 million will 
eventually have to be used to 
renovate the existing facility. 

The referendum calls for 
the costs to be paid for with a 
student assessed fee of $75 for 
the fall and spring semesters for 
students carrying five or more 
credit hours. Summer students 
who are carrying seven or more 
hours will also be required to 
pay the fee. If the referendum 
is passed, the $75 fee will take 
effect this spring semester. 
Students presently pay a $5 fee 
per semester for use of the IM 

Dowden said the fee is 
broken into two parts. He said 
$42 of the fee will be used for 
construction and the remaining 

$33 will be used for the 
continued staffing, 
programming and operation of 
the WRAC. According to the 
request for the student 
referendum, the fee will be for a 
25-year period. At that time, 
the $42 construction fee will be 

The WRAC would also 
g merate revenue from non- 
student user charges and other 
fees such as locker rentals. 

If the referendum is 
approved, Dowden said the 
next step would be to take the 
plans to the Facilities and 
Finance Committee in October 
where the committee would 
"pick apart the plans" and help 
choose an architect. Dowden 
said if everything goes 

according to schedule, students 
could see the WRAC as early as 
January 2001 and no later than 

Those students required to 
pay the $75 fee but will 
graduate before renovations are 
complete, will have access to 
the facility. Dowden said for 
every semester a student paid 
the fee, that student will be 
allowed to use the facility for 
that equal amount of time. 

Dowden feels a renovated 
recreation facility would prove 
to be a great benefit for the 
University, despite the 
monetary costs. He views this 
referendum as an opportunity to 
improve campus life as well as 
the University, especially as a 
recruiting tool. 

"We're being very 
responsible," Dowden said. 
"We're being stewards of our 
own education." 

Dowden pointed out the 
fact that most schools, if not all, 
in the University of Louisiana 
system have or are currently 
renovating their recreational 
facilities — all except 
Northwestern. He said he is 
more than willing to give a 
further explanation of the plan 
to any student or student 
organizations before the 
September elections. 

"It's a good plan; it's not 
too much," he said. I want the 
best for this university." 

SAB helps ease 
students into 
college life 






Courtney LaCo ur 
Staff Reporter 

The Student Activities 
Board held "Welcome Week 
98" last week to ease students 
into college life. 

Students were provided 
with a way to beat the heat 
while relieving stress from the 
first week of school. Various 
water activities were set up 
outside of the Student Union, 
including water wars, misting 
tents and a "Wet *N Wild 

One of the highlights of the 
afternoon was the dunking 
booth where Dan Seymour, 
v ice president of student 
a ffairs, briefly served as the 
willing "dunkee." 

Ryan Scofield, SAB 
President, said that these 
activities were a good way to 
Welcome students and provide 
temporary relief from the hot 

This was the first time the 
SAB offered water activities, 
but Scofield hopes to bring 
them back again. 

"We wanted to do 
Interactive stuff," Scofield said. 
Hopefully, freshmen will be in 
'be mind set that we're here for 

A waxed hands booth let 
Indents make molds of their 
hands by dipping them into a 
' u b of hot wax several times 
before dipping them into cool 

Other "Welcome Week 98" 

activities that took place last 
week include two dances and a 
photo buttons booth. 

Keli Ourso, incoming 
freshman, agreed that the 
week's events have put students 
at ease about attending college 
and leaving home for the first 

"It's something fun to do 
between classes," Ourso said. 

Welcome Week activities 
were extended into this week 
and includ the M-4 Motion 

Hypnotist Mark Maverick 
will be on campus Wednesday 
at 7 p.m. in the Alley. 

Students who are looking 
for a way to become more 
involved with campus events 

may want to consider running 
for a position on the SAB. 

Tim Savoie, SAB public 
relations and advertising agent, 
said that members are 
responsible for providing 
entertaining activities. These 
include tailgate parties for all 
home football games, concerts 
and comedians. 

SAB elections will be held 
Monday, Sept. 14, to fill 10 
available positions. To be 
eligible to run, students must 
have at least a 2.0 GPA. 

Entry forms can be picked 
up in the SAB office in the 
Student Union, room 222, and 
must be turned in before Friday, 
Sept. 1 1 , at noon. 

News Bureau 

Ryan Scofield, SAB president, anxiously awaits his 
turn to be dunked last week during water activities 
held as part of Welcome Week '98. 

is down 
from last 

Elona Boggs 
Staff Reporter 

Although there are no 
official numbers concerning 
student enrollment this 
semester, Chris Maggio, 
director of enrollment 
services, said the student 
count should be close to 

"Anything over 8,300 
means that we had a good 
recruiting year," Maggio 
commented. The number of 
students enrolled is down 
from last fall's total of 8,873. 

"The loss of 600 students 
was tough to overcome, but 
we're expecting a good 
freshman class coming in 
numberwise," Maggio added. 

Contrary to the decrease 
in total enrollment, the 
number of freshmen is 
expected to be up from past 

The exact number of 
freshman enrolled this fall is 
presently unconfirmed, but 
last fall's total was 3,147. 

According to Ken 
Posey, financial aid 
counselor, the increase in 
freshman enrollment may be 
attributed to the TOPS 
Scholarship program. 

The scholarship awards 
tuition or money dependent 
upon students' ACT scores 
and GPA. Over 650 freshmen 
will be receiving TOPS. 

Registrar Lillie Frazier 
Bell said that all of the 
official numbers concerning 
student enrollment should be 
confirmed by Friday, Sept. 

Dr. Ross resigns to 
take new position 
at Texas A&M 

Dr. Gary Ross, head of the 
Department of Language and 
Communication, is resigning 
to take a position at Texas 
A&M at Kingsville. 

Ross, who served as 
department head for five years, 
will officially resign Sept. 8. 
He will serve as Dean of 
Developmental Studies in his 
new position according to 
Dean Hatley. This position is a 
step up in his career. 

An acting head of the 
department will be named 
from the existing NSU faculty. 
The official announcement of 
Ross' replacement is pending 
due to administrative 
paperwork. After an acting 
head is named, the university 
will begin a search for an 
official appointment. 

Ross was hired by NSU in 
the Fall of 1991 as a nine 
month faculty member. Nov. 1, 

1993, Ross was named acting 
head of the Department of 
Language and Communication 
and officially filled the 
position in July 1 , 1 994 when 
Dr. Ray Wallace resigned from 
the position to take over the 
Louisiana Scholars College. 

Tickets still available 
for season home opener 

Kris Collinsworth 
Staff Reporter 

Despite rumor, tickets are 
still available for the season 
home opener against Southern 
this Saturday. 

"If you hear it's a sellout, 
you've heard wrong," Athletic 
Director Greg Burke said. "We 
have about 30 percent of our 
tickets still available. We do 
encourage fans to make their 
purchases early next week 
because the demand will pick 
up, but at this point, heading 
into game week, there are 

plenty of good seats available." 
In order for fans to enjoy 
Saturday's game, they need to 
get their tickets well before 
game day, Kalina stated. 
Tickets, $12 each, can be 
ordered by telephone by calling 
318-357-4268 during business 
hours or by visiting the NSU 
Athletic Fieldhouse located just 
south of Turpin Stadium on the 
first floor near the stairwell. 
At the ticket window, one only 
needs to flash his or her student 
ID to get tickets. 

See Tickets page 2 

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Campus Connections I Tickets 


Pep Rally: Friday at 10:00 p.m. in Turpin Stadium. Scheduled are 

performances by The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, the Demon 
Dazzlers, Yell Leaders & Pom-Pon Line. Admission free with a student ID. 
For more information contact the Office of Greek Life at 357-6511. 

SGA Elections: The Student Government Association will hold elections 
on Wednesay, Sept. 16, and Thurdsay, Sept. 17, in the Student Union from 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students interested in running should get a form from the 
SGA office in room 222 of the Student Union. Forms must be turned in 
before noon on Friday, Sept. 1 1 . 

If you or your organization has a Campus Connection 
please bring it to the Current Sauce office at room 225 in 
Kyser Hall. Information should be turned in on the 
Thursday before the paper in which you would like it to 
be published. Please put connections on a disk saved in 
text format. To ensure the information is correct bring a 
printed copy. For more information call 357-5456 

Then that Saturday at the ticket 
window a student must show 
his or her ID to get in to watch 
the game. 

Two of the largest crowds in 
Demon history came to watch 
the Southern vs. NSU match- 
up. In 1994 a crowd of 15,600 
viewed the Demon take on 
Southern as the Demon lost 20- 
0. Two years ago when the 
Demon enacted revenge 
beating Southern 27-10, 16,222 
people watched in awe. 
Northwestern, 8-4 last year, 
shared the Southland Football 
League title and reached the 
Division I-AA playoffs. The 
Demon lost out in the first 
round to Eastern Washington 

Southern, the Southwestern 
Athletic Conference champion, 
finished 11-1 after winning the 
Heritage Bowl. In their last 
outing the Demons lost to the 
Jags 27-9. 

During the week preceding the 
home opener, the Students 

Activities Board will be 
sponsoring some events for 

Yesterday, a M-4 Motion 
Simulator was setup in front of 
the Student Union. Tomorrow, 
Hypnotist Mark Maverick will 
be in The Alley at 7 p.m. Also, 
on Wednesday, the weekly 
Quarterback luncheon will at 
the Landing, at 1 p.m. The 
dinner price is $8. 
Thursday there will be the 
Bash at the Box held at the 
Press Box. Tickets are S2 for 
student with an ID and $8 for 
the general public. 
Friday night at 10 p.m. The 
Order of Omega will be 
sponsoring a Pep Rally at 
Turpin Stadium. The Demon 
Dazzlers, the Yell Leaders, 
Pom-Pom Line, and the Spirit 
of Northwestern Marching 
Band will performed along 
with spirit competitions and 

Saturday before the game there 
will be tailgating outside of the 

Fieldhouse from 3 p.m. to 5 
p.m. The River's Revue Band 
will also be outside by the 
Fieldhouse performing. 
After the game at 9 p.m., Th 
Natchitoches Jazz/R & B 
Foundation will sponsor the 
Boogie on the Bricks on Front 

"There still are some great 
seats available, but the tickets 
are going fast. We don't expect 
to have many, if any, seats 
available by kickoff," assistant 
Athletic Director Dennis 
Kalina commented. "It will be 
a great atmosphere and a 
fantastic start to the season." 
"We have reserved the best 
seats on the East Side of the 
stadium, the student side, for 
our student body," Burke 
added. "But they are available 
on a first-come, first-served 
basis, and we have only a 
limited number allocated. After 
Sept. 2, if any student seats are 
unclaimed, we will make them 
available to the general public. 

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Students encouraged to run 
in upcoming SGA elections 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 


Students interested 
becoming more involved on 
campus may want to become 
part of the Student Government 

According to Luke 
Dowden, SGA president, 11 
seats will be available as of 
Monday, Sept. 14. These 

positions are comprised of two 
freshmen class senators, two 
sophomore class senators, two 
junior class senators, two senior 
class senators, two graduate 
senators and two senator-at- 
large positions. The SGA 
treasurer seat will also be filled 
during the September elections. 

Elections will be held 
Wednesday, Sept. 16, and 
Thursday, Sept. 17 in the 

Student Union from 8 a.m. to 
4 p.m. 

To run for treasurer, a 
student have been a member of 
the student body for one year, 
have been on SGA for one 
complete semester, completed 
45 course hours and two 
accounting courses with a grade 
of "C" or better. 

All candidates must be in 
good standing with the 

University and have a 2.0 GPA 
the semester prior to the 
election with a 2.0 cumulative. 

Anyone interested should 
pick up a form in the SGA 
office in room 222 of the 
Student Union. 

Forms must be turned in no 
later than noon on Friday, Sept. 


NSU's Art and Literary Magazine 
will meet tonight at 8:00 in the 
second floor lobby of Boozman Hall. 
Anyone interested in holding 
editorial or staff positions should 
attend and apply for positions. For 
more information call 357-6160 or 


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NSU student selected among 75 
college students for Exxon internship 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

Mandy Rankin, 
sophomore, was chosen as one 
of 75 college students to 
participate in the 1998 EXXON 
Corporation Community 
Summer Jobs Program in 

EXXON gave grants to 
these 75 full-time students to 
complete an eight-week 
internship at a nonprofit 
organization in the Dallas area. 

"This program introduces 
top college students, the next 
generation of leaders, to the 
importance of community 
involvement," Tony Atkins, 
EXXON's vice president for 
public affairs, said. 

Atkins said interns stand to 
gain valuable experience that 
will help them in the future. 

The Community Summer 
Jobs Program began 27 years 
ago to provide placement for 
interns within community 

EXXON is responsible for 

the program through 
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administration of the Volunteer 
Center in Dallas County. 

The program has been 
implemented since 1991. More 
than $1 million have been 
committed by EXXON since 
that time to place about 575 
college students in internships. 
Last year alone, more than 200 
Dallas area nonprofit 
organizations were supported 
by the program. 

Rankin described her 
involvement with the program 
as an "accident." She had 
intended to move to Dallas just 
for the summer, but while 
looking for a job, she stumbled 
on an application for the 

Rankin interned with 
Dallas Services for Visually 
Impaired Children as an 
inclusion specialist at City Play. 
Most of the kids she worked 
with were five-years-old and 

Youths without disabilities 
were given the opportunity to 

interact with those children 
who had disablities including 
blindness, strokes and Down's 

Rankin said the experience 
taught her how to work with 
different types of children. Her 
most valued memory is helping 
to teach a stroke victim how to 

Rankin commented that 
she would be willing to go 
through the experience again. 

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Open rush in full swing as students decide 
which organization fits their needs 

Dana Gonzales 
Staff Reporter 

Open rush for sororities 
and fraternities is in full swing. 
Rush is the process through 
which a student selects the 
Greek organization that he or 
she is interested in joining. In 
turn that organization decides 
to which students it wishes to 
extend invitations. 

Joining a fraternity or 
sorority is a mutual selection 
process. Each chapter sets its 
own date for open rush, but 


many are holding the rush now 
and into next week. 

"Rush is a recruitment 
process," David Deggs, rush 
director for the Inter-Fraternity 
Council, said. "During open 
rush, chapters hold open houses 
for any interested student. 
Usually open rush attracts 
upperclassmen. It is more 

Joining a Greek 
organization includes 
commitment of both time and 
money. While monetary dues 
vary from chapter to chapter, 

there are also national 
obligations to keep the chapter 
in good standing. Exact figures 
are not disclosed to non- 
prospective students. 

Another consideration 
when evaluating if Greek life is 
right for a student is conformity 
to a certain ethics. 

'These students fall under 
more strict regulations than any 
other student," Reatha Cox, 
assistant director of student 
activities and organizations, 

Cox added that there are 

programs, such as Greek 1010, 
for new members. These 
programs help integrate new 
Greeks into college and 
organizational life. 

An educational series 
exists for new members and 
will include guest speakers to 
discuss such topics as date and 
acquaintance rape, alcohol use, 
Greek team building, respect 
and responsibility. 

"The whole purpose of the 
Greek system is to better the 
individual and his collegiate 
experience," Deggs said. "We 

look for students who are well- 
rounded. This is not something 
you do only while you're in 
college— you take it with you." 

"The more I got involved 
in the sorority, the more it gave 
back to me," Shelly Jimenez, 
Alpha Omicron Pi president, 
said. "It's very hard to explain 
what the Greek system is 
actually like, but it's very 
involving and it's given me a 
lot of opportunities." 

Fraternities on campus 
include Kappa Alpha Order, 
Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu, Tau 

Kappa Epsilon and Theta Chi. 

Soroities on campus are 
Sigma Sigma Sigma, Phi Mu 
and Alpha Omicron Pi. 

The National Pan-Hellenic 
Council is also on campus, but 
they conduct intake instead of 
open rush. Information night 
for this council will be Monday, 
September 21, at 7 p.m. 

Students interested in 
Greek life can contact Cox in 
the Office of Greek Life at 

No student can be denied 
the right to rush. 

Local businesses caught 
selling alcohol to minors 

Several area businesses 
were caught selling alcohol 
to underaged patrons during 
a recent undercover 
compliance check conducted 
by the Louisiana Office of 
Alcohol and Tobacco 

The businesses were 
randomly checked, and an 
ATC spokesman called the 
results "not good." 

Nine businesses illegally 
sold alcohol to 19-year-olds. 
State law prohibits the sale of 
alcohol to anyone under 21. 

Those businesses that 
sold alcohol to minors are: 
Jet 24 No. 43, 5423 La. 
Highway 6 West; Neon 
Country, La. Highway 6 
West; Beaudions, 1328 La. 
Highway 1 South; Pinnacle, 
7319 La, Highway 1 Bypass; 

French Market Express, 5109 
La. Highway 6; 1-49 Texaco, 
La. Highway 6 West; Ryder 
Inn, 3110 La. Highway 1 
Bypass; Speedy Stop, 5123 
La. Highway 6; and Shop-A- 
Lot No. 10, La. Highway 6 
and 1-49. 

All of the businesses 
were issued citations, and the 
seller was issued a criminal 
summons to appear in court. 

The penalty for selling 
alcohol to a minor or 
purchasing alcohol if you're 
under 21 is a tine of up to 
$100 and/or imprisonment 
for up to six months. 

A person convicted of 
purchasing alcohol for 
someone under 21 will be 
fined up to $500 and/or 
imprisoned for up to 30 days. 

Asbestos Update - Studio A 
to open within two weeks 

Becky Shu make 
Staff Reporter 

Studio A in Kyser Hall has 
passed clearance tests and will 
be reopening within the next 
two weeks. 

According to Scott 
Hawthorne, environmental 
safety officer, Studio A has 
passed the Transmission 
Electron Microscopy final 
clearance test. 

"The TEM is the most 
definitive method of testing the 
air for asbestos," Hawthorne 

Although the project is now 
completed, the scaffolding will 
be left in the studio to help the 
maintenance crew complete the 
painting that must be done. As 

The Student Government 
Association will hold elections 
on Wednesay, Sept. 16, and 
Thurdsay, Sept. 17, in the Student 
Union from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 




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ft you're stuck with a (federally insured) 
student loan that's not in default, the 
Army might pay it off. 

ft you qualify, we'll reduce your debt— 
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of last Friday, the ceilings in 
Studio A have been sprayed 
with a primer. 

The final phase of the 
renovations includes painting 
the ceiling with a non-asbestos 
acoustical texture and 
reinstalling the lighting system. 

Crews have started abating 
the asbestos from the basement 
and crawl space areas in 
Morrison Hall. 

"Every building on campus 
has asbestos," Hawthorne 
commented. "When a 
department decides to do 
renovations, the asbestos must 
be removed first." 

Any building built before 
1980 may contain asbestos. 
Asbestos is found in over 
16,000 . building materials. 

including ceiling and floor tiles 
and paint. 

The harmful particles in 
asbestos can not be seen with 
the naked eye. Inhaling these 
harmful fibers can cause 
several diseases, including lung 
cancer. The symptoms of the 
diseases caused by asbestos 
may not even be visisble for as 
long as 20 years. 

Hawthorne stresses that 
asbestos inspections are done 
on all campus buildings every 
six months. 

"Every building manager 
on campus knows where the 
asbestos is located in his 
building," Hawthorne said. 

The University has an 
Asbestos Management Plan. 
Every building manager and 

maintenance worker goes 
through asbestos awareness 
training. When a problem 
arises, such as the problems in 
Studio A, the personnel are 
trained to manage and address 
the situation as quickly as 

In September, all faculty 
members and building 
managers will receive an 
asbestos notification letter. 
These letters will also be sent to 
the parents of students who live 
in the dorms. A copy of the 
letter will be printed in the 
Current Sauce. 

The purpose of the letter 
will be to inform the faculty 
and students of exactly where 
asbestos is located. 

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Treatment programs and people like you help 
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Eddie knows it's one day at a time. He also 
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It takes you — and programs that work. 

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NSU's Art and 

Magazine will 
meet tonight at 
8:00 in the 
second floor 
lobby of 
Boozman Hall. 
interested in 
editorial or staff 
positions should 
attend and 
apply for 
positions. For 

information call 
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Our View 

Nov. 20, 1997. It was a day of 
reckoning for the Northwestern State 
Football team. For the Demons, this was 
the first time in a decade that they won a 
conference title. 

Crowds roared. The goal post came 
down. People hung on it. We were all 
there that night. 

Let's keep that up. 

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a 
conference winning team in our midst. 
They even had a shot at a national 
championship. We need to do everything 
we can as fans to support these athletes. 

Sure these guys want to go on to bigger 
games. They wouldn't mind signing a 
million dollar contact. But who do these 
gentlemen perform for? Us. 

You should see what the guys go 
through in a single day. In the morning 
they have their classes. They eat lunch and 
head to the Field for a workout. After 
getting home anywhere from 8-9 p.m. they 
spend the rest of the night studying and the 
cycle begins anew. 

I must agree that our purple giants 
need our support and the program is 
approaching the peak of their cycle but I do 


not want to hear 
any crying about 
how tough their 
schedules are 
because they play 
football by choice. 

With that 
said, students 
should come out 
and support the 
Demons because 
they have done 
their part and 
delivered a 

In defense of 
the students' past 
record, no one 

wants to watch a team take repetitive 
beatings (unless you are from Chicago 
and frequent Wrigley Field). 

This season is different from the 
past because the NATIONALLY 
RANKED Demons are defending a 
long awaited title. 

Contrary to belief, The Demons 




have never ranked below fourth after 
the season ended. Counting on last 
year's conference title, The Demons 
have won four in their existence. 
Countless numbers of players have 
gone on to professional teams. 

All in all, you need to support the 
Demon football team. 

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The Campus 
According to 


Casey Shannon 

So that 1 am not accused 
of being an honorary graduate 
of the Ignatius Reilly 
"Working Boy's" School of 
abrupt writing styles, let me 
first bid you all: a rip-roaring 
welcome or welcome back 
(whatever the case may be). 
Unfortunately, this gesture will 
have to take place in passing 
because (as an important 
political figure once stated) the 
affairs of state must take 
precedence over the affairs of 

If you have ever stepped 
foot into one of the many fine 
cubby holes that your advisor 
is forced to exist in during 
office hours, then you have 
undoubtedly been subjected to 
several forms of what I like to 
call "faculty wallpaper". From 
the farside clippings that 
provide proof (unbeknownst to 
anyone without a doctorate) of 
superior intellect to the 

Gregory Gelpi 

Intramural Building Vote 



Tie Curat Sauoe is located on the second floor in the Office of 
S&xferlPublkations in 225 KyserHaE 


The deadline for all advatoerrents is 4:30 pm tte Thursday before 
publication. The deadline for all news submissions, editorial 
submissions and campus axinediais is also Thursday^ 
Inclusion of any material is left to the dsaeticritf the editor. 


The Current Sauce is in no way connected to the L^partrnent of 
Journalism Material included in the Current Sauce does net 
recessarfly express the opfnions of' the editorial staff. 

Write for the Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce is currently looking 
for news and sports writers. If you are 
interested, come by Kyser Hall room 225 
)r call Philip Wise at 357-5456. 

simple self-portrait (that 
provides the same level of 
innuendo when hanging on a 
tenured office wall). I choose 
to focus on one of these which 
I will refer heretofore as.. ..that 
"Because the Student" thing. 

If you have taken time to 
read this mission statement of 
sorts you might have noticed 
the emphasis it places on 
providing a continuing effort 
to maximize our institution's 
ability to provide for the 
student in a timely manner 
(I'm paraphrasing. ..if you want 
the real thing go see your 
advisor). The time is upon us 
once again to see just how 
close we hold this mission 
statement of sorts to our heart. 

A closed booth voting 
session will be held on 
September 16-17 for the 
purposes of seeing just how 
badly the students on campus 
want the Intramural Building 

that the Student Government 
Association has worked to 
bring to our attention. 

The proposed "Expansion 
and Renovation" of the 
existing building (which has 
not been given a lot of 
attention since it was built in 
1939) is something that 
students put on the floor as a 
concern last year. The 
proposed complex would offer 
three stories and 80,000 feet 
including an indoor track, 
wellness center, extra 
basketball/activity court , 
racquetball courts and a cafe 
offering extended hours (6am- 
12pm Monday through 
Thursday). The building will 
meet criteria set forth by the 
ADA, and will (most 
importantly) continue a 
movement set into action by 
last year's decision to make 
Vic's smoke free. 

So how much will this 

cost? Quite simply $75 more 
per semester. That does sound 
steep, but if you compare it to 
the $90 per semester price tag 
of local health clubs it sounds 
a bit better. Another major 
point is that (if the issue is 
voted on in a timely fashion) 
there is a possibility that this 
year's freshman will see the 
completion of the building 
before they graduate. 

Say what you will about 
Louisiana, but save some of 
your breath for the fact that we 
have the unhealthiest state in 
the nation. We have an 
opportunity to offer students 
something that they can not get 
anywhere else in the state. It 
is now up to the students to 

decide no pesky 

teachers no SGA speaking 

for you .just you and the 

voting booth. 

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opinion columnist 

Making my usual trip to 
campus recently, crowds of 
people, police and a fire truck 
grabbed my attention at the 
gates of Northwestern. 

Initially, I thought that 
someone had committed the 
horrendous crime of 
jaywalking. For those of you 
that are new here, crimes such 
as these are big news. 

As I pulled through the 
gates, a police officer waved 
me over. I immediately retraced 
my actions in the hopes of 
discovering what I had done 

To my pleasant surprise, 
Mayor Joe, along with 
numerous people from the 

Mike Boyd 

opinion columnist 

When in the course of 
human events, it becomes 
necessary to drive to class, we, 
the students of NSU, must 
realize the clear and self- 
evident fact that our needs have 
not been met. 

Our problem is this: there 
simply is not enough parking 
available on campus and our 
university, in a continuous and 
outrageous neglect of the 
student body, has done 
absolutely nothing to remedy 
the situation. This is a grave 
infraction that has carried on 
for far too long. 

As a senior here at NSU, I 
have witnessed an exponential 
growth in the number of cars on 
campus and, simultaneously, I 

Community hospitality 

community, rushed to my car 
simply to welcome me back for 
another semester. 

I won't even attempt to list 
all of the groups that were 
involved in this event for fear 
of forgetting one. 

This small gesture brought 
me more joy than a late-night 
trip to Wally World. I applaud 
and thank each person involved 
in welcoming students back. 
Unfortunately, though, as 
quickly as it came, this 
newfound euphoria faded. The 
delightful aroma of a chicken 
processing plant brought me 
back to my senses. 

Just beyond the welcoming 
party, numerous problems 

awaited to greet students. 
Construction-and the lack 
thereof-stands out. Russell 
Hall's parking lot and road 
construction couldn't occur at a 
worse time than the busiest 
semester of the year. 

The additional parking lot 
for the University Columns has 
just one small problem: it 
doesn't exist. The University 
has yet to even begin 

I need not even touch the 
subject of student loans (just 
ask the masses of people, 
myself included, who suddenly 
discover that they have no 
student loan.) 

I could list problem after 

problem for days on end, but, 
that good ole' Natchitoches 
water is beginning to get to me. 

Besides, it is not my 
intention to do nothing but 
gripe and complain. 

The welcoming party 
shows the potential that 
Northwestern has as a 

Frequently, we lose sight of 
the fact that this is a university. 
We are all here for the sole 
purpose of either educating or 
being educated. 

When we fail to work 
together as a community, 
problems, as I have pointed, 
will arise. 

The 199 
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Ambulation deterioration 

have witnessed the gradual 
deterioration of our parking 
lots. Our university has failed 
even to repaint lines which 
have become not much more 
than an indistinct blur in the 
gravel, leaving the common 
commuter bewildered and 
nonplused and the parking 
tickets fall like rain. 

The little yellow leeches, 
which are our universities 
feeble attempt to ignore the 
situation in hopes that it will go 
away, have risen from five 
dollars to twenty-five per 
violation and do nothing but 
drain the bank accounts of 
honest students whose only 
crime is having no other place 
to park. 

My question is: where has all 
the money from those tickets 
gone? Is the reason that nothing 
is being done to rectify our 
parking situation because 
someone is getting rich off of 
not fixing it? 

Now I have heard at least one 
person say that we should just 
walk and shut up or leave NSU 
if we don't like it. Well I do like 
NSU. I've invested four years 
of my life here and I pay hard 
earned money to attend here. 
The fact is a large portion of the 
student body are commuters 
like myself. This makes the 
idea of walking to class either 
unfeasible or in some cases 

So, no, I will not shut up and 

neither should any of you- 
There is a problem and it is our 
university's responsibility to fi* 
that problem, but it is our 
responsibility and our privilege 
to take action and let our 
university know how we feel- 
Don't complain about the 
atrocities of parking to your 
friends and roommates, go tell 
the SGA. Tell our president- 
Tell anyone who will listen. 

We can change NSU for the 
better, but we must let our 
voices be heard. That is tttf 
only way to ensure tha' 
Northwestern will remain i 
school worth attending fo f 
ourselves and our posterity. 
Thank you: 

998 Tuesday, September 1, 1998 

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NCPTT: What do they do? 

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Features Editor 

Ever since the renovations 
to the Old Women's Gym 
started and were stopped by a 
devastating fire last fall, 
students have wondered 
exactly why the building was 
being renovated. 

The answer is The 
National Center for 
Preservation Technology and 
Training. Yes, it is a mouthful, 
but it is a federally funded 
organization that operates 

nationwide and is 
headquartered here at 
Northwestern in the quaint 
town of Natchitoches, 

But before we get to 
exactly why it is based here, 
let's discuss exactly what it is 
and what it does. 

The Executive Director of 
the National Center for 
Preservation Technology and 
Training, John Robbins, 
explains it like this: 

"The center was born out 
of the idea that when fields 

such as historic preservation, 
archaeology and museum 
development are combined, 
they form a sizable industry. 
The NCPTT serves as the 
research and development arm 
for this industry." 

The NCPTT exists to help 
further the development of 
preservation technology and to 
help distribute these new 
techniques and information to 
various private and public 
organizations throughout the 

The NCPTT offers grants 

for projects and training in the 
latest preservational 

The NCPTT was created in 
1992 by the U.S. Congress. It 
falls under the National Park 
Service, which is under the 
U.S. Department of the 
Interior. The legislation was 
sponsored by now retired 
Louisiana Senator J. Bennett 

And that brings us to why 
the NCPTT is located at 

Senator Johnston included 

in the legislation that the 
NCPTT be located here 
because his wife graduated 
from Northwestern. 

"We are a national 
organization located in a small 
town, but with the ease of 
travel and the advancements in 
communications, such as the 
Internet, it doesn't really hinder 
us," Robbins added. 

The NCPTT has been here 
since 1994 and has always 
planned to eventually move 
into the Old Women's Gym. 
The center was orgianaly 

located in Kyser Hall, but was 
to South Hall. 

Robbins said that the fire 
last fall in the Old Women's 
Gym threw the renovation 
project off schedule, and a new 
completion date has not yet 
been set. 

However, Robbins said 
that the Center is here to stay 
because its location was 
written into the legislation. 

"It will take an act of 
Congress to move us," Robbins 

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It is the beginning of a new 
semester, and both the SGA and 
SAB have new leadership and 
new attitudes. 

This fall, the SAB is 
focusing more on catering to 
the student body, according to 
SAB president Ryan Scofield. 

"We're here for the 
students," Scofield said. 
"We're trying hard to find out 

what the majority of students 
want and to cater to that." 

The SAB is adjusting how 
it schedules events to better fit a 
classes and holiday breaks. 

"We realize that many 
students don't have enough 
time on their lunch break to 
enjoy the novelty acts or 
activities, so we're trying to 
move them to later in the day," 
Scofield added. 

Scofield also said that the 
SAB is dealing with a smaller 

budget this year because of a 
drop in enrollment. However, 
the SAB will still sponsor 
Homecoming, pre-game 
tailgating at Turpin stadium and 
other various events throughout 
the semester. 

"We've also started 
working on the Spring 
Concert," Scofield continued. 
"Our concert chairman, Larry 
Collins, has already started 
surveys to determine what kind 
of band the students want." 

While the SAB is focusing 
on catering to student 
preferences, the SGA is making 
sure students get the services 
they are entitled to. 

"We want to make sure that 
Northwestern stays on the same 
level as other universities in the 
state and region," said Student 
Government Vice president 
Angelique Duhon. 

The SGA is instituting 
some new programs this fall 
that have worked at other 


The SGA will be offering a 
discount card similar to the "N" 
Card, except that it will be free 
to the students. Duhon said that 
these will be available later this 

The SGA has also set aside 
$2,000 to allot to various 
Northwestern student 
organizations. The grants will 
be on a first come, first serve 
basis but will be allotted only to 
organizations with plans for 

projects that will benefit 

Other new ideas include 
providing day care for children 
of students and student forums 
for students to express their 

"It's important to 
remember what we did in the 
past, but we have to move 
Northwestern into the future," 
Duhon added. 




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"i think the parking situation 
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Ashley Beason 

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Kyle Thomas 

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Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 1, 1998 


Cracker: a jack of all trades R 

Sean Woods 
Staff Reporter 

Gentleman 's Blues 
Virgin Records 

Cracker comes back at us 
for their forth spin at the CD 
player with a pretty darn good 

Back in 1993, if you 
remember, Cracker's second 
album, Kerosene Hat, gave us 
"Low," which helped make the 
album go multi-platinum on the 

rock charts. 

To describe Cracker's 
sound, if you don't 
know it, would be to 
say that it is a cross 
between the best parts 
of rock, blues and 
country music. You 
get the nice twang of 
the guitars and the 
raspy voice of lead 
singer David Lowery, 
minus the twang in 
the vocals. 

As the press release states, 
this album is about being in a 

band. The title tracks reinforce 
this concept with names like 

music for this song made me 
feel as if I were sitting under 


"The Good Life," "Star," "I 
Want Out of the Circus" (the 

the big top) and "Been Around 
the World." 

These are just four of the 
tracks on the album. 
Surprisingly, the 
length of each song 
was not sacrificed to a 
minuscule time in 
order to have this 
many songs. 

There is also a 
good mixture of loud 
and slow songs to pick 
from. Songs that stand 
out for their 
uniqueness and 
quirkiness would have to be 
"Trials and Tribulations,"'Wild 

One" and the title track 
"Gentleman's Blues." (The 
music sounds like authentic 
blues. They get a big score in 
my card for that.) 

With the title, Gentlemen's 
Blues, Cracker wanted to show 
that, while the band has gotten 
older, they still don't want to 
be the mature adults that 
everyone expects them to be. 

So don't think that this 
album is geared toward an older 
crowd, because it definitely sits 
well with any immature person, 
such as myself. 

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Animal Husbandry 
Bantam Publishing 

Question: Why do men 
leave women? Answer: new 

At least, that's the theory 
proposed in Animal Husbandry, 
the first novel by Laura 

The theory is based on the 
fact that bulls resist mating with 
the same cow twice. They are 
very enthusiastic at the initial 
rendezvous but uninterested in 
subsequent encounters, even if 
the cow is disguised by scent. 

Armed with this 
knowledge, the main character, 
Jane Goodall— no, not the Jane 
Goodall— begins to research the 
breeding habits of animals in a 
desperate attempt to discover 

why men really leave women, 
or more specifically, why her 
ex-lover Ray left her. 

Goodall's conclusion: a 
man is like a bull. Once he has 
mated (either sexually, or in a 
relationship or 
both) with one 
woman, it is only 
a matter of time 
before that 
woman becomes 
old cow to him 
and he will leave 
her in search of 
new cow. 

From a 
perspective, this 
is the optimal way for a man to 
spread his seed and be 
reproductively successful. 
From a woman's point of view, 
this sucks. 

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the men around her, of Ray, of 



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her best friend's caddish 
boyfriend and of Jane's own 
roommate Eddie, a man whose 
span between old and new cows 
is usually a matter of days. 
In further explanation, Jane 
discovers a 
applicable to Ray, 
the description of 
a pathological 
bored, restlessly in 
search of instant 
intimacy — of 
titillation without 
involvement and 

Jane eventually profits 
from her dedicated theory 
development, both financially 
and emotionally. 

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The story of Jane is a familiar 
one to most women; if you 
haven't experienced the old 
cow-new cow syndrome for 
yourself, you know someone 
who has. 

Zigman's theories, 
presented through Jane, are 
logical and frightening, but she 
neglects to mention the many 
men who do stay with women, 
and who are fabulous lovers, 
husbands and/or fathers. 

While being a little unfair 
to men in general, Zigman 
provides an interesting read, 
certainly for women, and 
maybe even for men, too. As 
Jane discovers, "men are 
narcissistic enough to want to 
read about themselves no 
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A&E Briefs 


Dignitas, a sculpture by Professor of Art Rivers 
Murphy, will be unveiled publicly at the Bossier City 
Municipal Complex Friday at 9a.m. 

Murphy's sculpture was chosen by the Bossier 
City Council from among 15 proposals. Dignitas is the 
first of five to be displayed in various locations in Bossier 
City as part of a five-year program developed by the 
Bossier Art Council to beautify the city. 

Latin for dignity, Dignitas was begun in May. 
With the help of students James Borders and Gabe 
Richmond, Murphy created the sculpture over 85 
consecutive days. 

"It was a great deal of work getting it completed 
in time," Murphy said. "The students working on the 
project received a good deal of valuable experience." 

The finished sculpture of welded steel weighs 
roughly 3,000 pounds, is 12 feet high, 21 feet long and 
seven feet wide. 




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asputina have recently 
leased their second CD, How 
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Co-produced by ex-Nine 
eh Nails drummer Chris 
enna, this album uses styles 
milar to Rasputina's 1996 

CD, Thanks for the Ether, but 
Vrenna's influence is definitely 
sprinkled throughout. 

In "Leechwife," lead 
vocalist Melora Creager's voice 
floats angelicly over grinding 
cello noise as she sings about 
life, love and the use of leeches 
in healing. 

Other tracks to pay special 
attention to are "Dwarfstar," a 
Vrenna-esque song about a 
short, famous guy, "Sign of the 
Zodiac,"about you know what, 
and "Trenchmouth." 

The old song "You Don't 

Own Me" made 
annoyingly popular by 
The First Wives Club gets 
a facelift, replacing the 
goofy 50's feel with dark 

Rasputina's lyrics 
often touch upon topics 
unusual to everyday 
conversation, such as 
"Rose K.," which is about 
senility from the point of 
view of the senile: "She 
knows that she 
forgot/That there's a story 
and she/Can't recall the 

plot..." A real heartbreaker. 

Fans of music that resists 
categorization will find 
Rasputina refreshing and 
haunting. I find this to be an 
awesome album. If you would 
like a break from the normal 
chic rock on the radio, 
Rasputina is a great pla^e to 

That is, of course, if you 
don't mind listening to three 
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NSU Marching Band: Fund raiser 

The Spirit of Northwestern Marching 
Band will take part in "Bash at the Box" 
Thursday at The Press Box. 

Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and continue 
\ until midnight. 

The premiere band is Johnny Earthquake 
\ and the Moondogs, with special guests The Billy 
: O'Con Band, Flushed Out and Chain. 

The cheerleaders, the Demon Dazzlers 
I and the football team will make appearances. 

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for 
j students who present their IDs. 

Proceeds benefit the Spirit of 
Northwestern Marching Band. 

Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Reporter 

Beastie Boys 
Hello Nasty 

Capitol Records 

The masters of hip-hop are 
back again and in top form. 
The Beastie Boys return with 
their new album Hello Nasty, 
proving that good things do 
indeed come to those who 

Hello Nasty is a mosaic of 
sound pieced together by the 
powerful drumbeats and 
samples which are 
accompanied by witty and 

catchy lyrics which make this 
album an enjoyable 
experience on many levels. 

The Beastie Boys have 
never been afraid to 
experiment with new sounds, 
and this album is no different 
with tracks ranging from their 
old-school hip-hop to jazz and 
one neo-classical piece 
entitled "1 Don't Know." 

While I can't say that I 
liked all of their 
experimentation, it was at 
least all interesting, and by my 
second trip through, I was 

All I have to say about their 
first single, "Intergalactic," is 
that you know you've made it 
big when you can sample your 

own material. 

Though most of Hello Nasty 
is the same hard hitting hip- 
hop that the Beastie Boys are 
famous for, they've also 
added several new and 
different styles into their mix. 

"Song for the Man" is a 
commentary about today's 
society that falls somewhere 
into the arena of blues. 
Though the lyrics are 
somewhat depressing, the 
music itself is very mellow 
and full of beautifully mixed 
piano and horn sections. 

The poignant "Song for 
Junior" and the Kenny G-ish 
"Grasshopper Unit" could 
almost be called light rock. 
But despite this, the Beastie 

Boys have transformed them 
into something new and good. 
These and the other tracks like 
them remain my favorites on 
the album. 

This album brings back 
their unique brand of humor 
with such lines as "I'm 
intercontinental when I eat 
French toast" and a 30-second 
long hidden track entirely in 
Spanish, but I won't spoil 
what this one is about. 

No matter what your taste 
in music, this is definitely an 
album worth investing in. 

Or, as the Beastie Boys 
once asked, "So whacha' 
whacha' wanna doooo?" Buy 
the album-or at least that's 
what they're hoping for! 


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Tuesday, September 1, 1998 

Sports Office 357-5384 

Cross Country on its mark 

Mark Keough 
Staff Reporter 

Running through 
sprinklers, creeks and drinking 
gallons of water, the Cross 
Country teams have been 
underway preparing 
themselves for the 1998 Cross 
Country season. 

With an outstanding 6th 
place finish on the men's side 
and a 2nd place finish on the 
women's side, last years 
Southland Conference 
Championships showed how 
well our Cross-Country teams 
are coming along. 

While losing two former 
runners on the men's side, 
Jason Wingard and Robert 
Bonner, to retirement due to 
four years of running 

eligibility since last season, 
Coach Johnson has already 
been on the ball bringing in 
replacements. Hector Andujo, 
a junior college transfer from 
Phoenix, was brought in and 
looks to be a fine asset to the 

Coach Johnson also lost 
two assistant coaches this past 
season, Tim Rosas, who 
graduated in May and moved 
to Houston, and Lady Demon 
former assistant coach, Bridget 
Cobb, who moved to Georgia. 

"Losing Tim was a really 
hard thing to accept," Johnson 
commented. "To me, he was a 
very close friend and 
spectacular coach. To the guys, 
he was like a father, to others 
like a brother. He was a part of 
them that can never be 

forgotten, and his days at 
Northwestern will always be 

"Coach Cobb also was a 
great asset and close friend to 
us," Johnson continued. "She 
had a big heart and outstanding 
coaching skills and techniques. 
She will also be greatly 
missed. I was really sorry to 
see both of them leave. I don't 
think losing them will affect 
neither the guys' nor the 
women's performances on the 
field, but losing them will 
definitely put me working full 
time now. With temperatures 
averaging in the 100s and still 
no sign of rain, were being 
careful this season to adapt our 
athletes to the heat and keep a 
close watch on their mental 
and physical conditions." 


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instructions from offensive coordinator Doug Ruse 
during the Demons second preseason scrimmage. Smith 
has emerged from preseason workouts as the Demons' 
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Most of last years runners 
have returned and are looking 
forward to a new season of 
running and winning. Four out 
of the top five runners from 
last year are returning, and 
Robert McCormick, who sat 
out most of the season last year 
from stress fractures (a runners 
biggest adversary), is 
recovered and bringing 
excitement back to the team. 

Northwestern had not won 
a Cross Country meet in 20 
years until this past fall. Junior 
Mark Keough and senior Jason 
Wingard running 1-2 overall, 
paced the Demons at 
Northwestern's own home 
meet to an outstanding team 

NSU placed five runners 
in the top nine after pulling 

away from second place 
Southeastern Louisiana. 

Not only once but twice 
the Demons captured a Cross 
Country meet title. The second 
one was at USL's Invitational 
in Lafayette, several weeks 
after the home victory. Again, 
Keough, leading the Demons 
all the way, captured the 1st 
place title. 

Following in second and 
third behind him were former 
Lincoln Parish stars Todd 
Boddie and Chris Baker.. 

"I think we are just as 
good, if not better, this year as 
we were last year," Boddie 
said. "We are more developed 
as a team this year than we 
have been in a while." 

"You bet I am ready" 
McCormick said. "We have a 

better chance of placing even 
higher at Conference this year 
than last year. I got in some 
good training over the 
summer, but I will say this heat 
in America is about to put me 
to the test. Placing in the top 
10 is my goal, and the team we 
have this year is so dedicated, 
it's going to be exciting to see 
what happens in the future." 

With the first meet in three 
weeks, the Demons are getting 
pumped and excited to start the 
season off, representing their 
school with pride, dignity, and 
honor and bringing home the 
championship titles they are 
working so hard to achieve. 

Demons finish preseason 

Jennifer Quebedeaux 
Staff Reporter 

The Demons ended 
preseason football Thursday 
evening with the Purple 
defeating the White 23-21 at 
Turpin Stadium. 

Among the top players in 
Thursday's game, sophomore 
receiver T. J. Sutherland scored 
two touchdowns early in the 
second half. 

The first touchdown came 
in the third quarter with 10:41 
left on the clock on a 14-yard 

Then, with 1:33 remaining 
in the game, Sutherland caught 
a 12-yard pass from senior 
Cody Smith. 

Smith, completing 7 of 9 
passes with an interception for 
97 yards and the touchdown 

pass to Sutherland, was tops in 
statistics among the four 
nominees vying for the starting 
quarterback position. The 
touchdown pass earned Smith 
his fifth completion, ending an 
8-play, 75-yard drive late in the 
third quarter. 

Senior Warren Patterson, 
with 4 completions on 1 1 tries 
and a single interception for 48 
yards passing, began the 
scoring with a 19-yard pass to 
junior wide receiver Chris 

"We could do a little 
better," Patterson said. "We 
have a lot to work on. We all 
have the chance to start and 
play at quarterback. Overall we 
Have a lot to work on in order to 
reach our peak." 

Junior quarterback Brad 
Spangler, who had 8 

completions on 15 attempts and 
an interception, concluded 
scoring with a 3-yard 
touchdown pass to wide 
receiver Nathan Black. 

Senior transfer Bo Meeks, 
who started last year for 
Northeast Louisiana and threw 
for 346 yards in the Joe 
Delaney Bowl last spring, 
completed 3 passes on 9 tries 
for 30 yards and commanded a 
12-play, 8:37-long drive that 
ended in a 40-yard field goal by 
Thomas LaToof. 

"Cody really stepped up 
tonight and impressed," veteran 
Demon head coach Sam 
Goodwin said. "Spangler, when 
he set up and threw the ball, 
looked good. But we'll break 
things down on tape before we 
make any decisions." 

The Demons "Purple 

Swarm" defense violated the 
offense with six turnovers, 
including an interception by 
Michael Green that turned into 
80-yard touchdown play. Green 
intercepted a pass by Smith at 
the 20-yard line, returned to the 
45 and passed the ball to Kenny 
Wright, who trucked down the 
sideline for the touchdown. 

"We were in man coverage, 
and I ran deep," Wright 
continued. "I got caught up by 
the man 1 was covering. Then 
Mike and I swarmed to the side, 
and 1 asked him to pitch it to 
me. He did, and I just ran it in." 

Redshirt freshman Eric 
Laborde scored on a 28-yard 
run early in the second quarter 
with 13:04 left on the clock. 

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Brian Jacquet, 
who got hurt 
during the 
Southern game 
this time last 
year, looks for a 
little pay back. 

Soccer ready for action 

Rondray Hill 
Staff Reporter 

Though many of the faces 
on the 1998-99 Demon Soccer 
Team have changed, one thing 
remains the same: the goal of 
winning the Southland 
Conference regular season and 
tournament titles. 

Entering their third year of 
conference play, the Demons, 
who are still riding on a wave 
of momentum after winning 
last year's conference 
tournament, have added a brand 
new coaching staff and 12 

freshmen to complement 
returner players like junior 
Kelly Knapschafer and junior 
goalkeeper Wendy Woodham. 

" We are looking for at 
least a .500 season," new head 
coach Pete Watkins said. " Our 
goal is to win the regular season 
title as well as the tournament 
Junior midfielder Amy 
Fulkerson says that even 
though the team is young, she's 
not worried. 

" Even though we're a new 
team, we will do well," 
Fulkerson commented. " We 

are all on the same level here. 
Everybody's stepping up." 

Freshman midfielder 
Missy Payne also feels that 
inexperience will not be a 
factor this year. 

" Soccer is a sport where 
one person can't win the 
game," Payne said. " It's got to 
be a total effort. We just want to 
win and have fun this year." 

The Demons kick off their 
season at home today against 
Louisiana College. The game 
will begin at 4 p.m., and 
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luncheon set 
for Wednesday 

Sports Information 

The weekly "Demon 
Quarterback Club" luncheons 
will be held this fall on 
Wednesdays at The Landing 
Restaurant in Natchitoches and 
on Thursdays at the Petroleum 
Club in Shreveport, according 
to athletic director Greg Burke. 

A monthly luncheon will 
also be held in Alexandria, with 
dates and other details to be 
announced soon, according to 

Football coach Sam 
Goodwin, other Demon 
coaches and student-athletes 
will attend the events, along 
with special guests. 

In Natchitoches, the 
upstairs banquet room at The 
Landing on Front Street will be 
the site of the Demon 
Quarterback Club luncheons. 
The $8 cost includes the choice 

of two entrees, a vegetable and 
small salad, choice of tea or 
water, tax and gratuity. 

A lucky guest each week 
will win a free Sunday brunch 
at The Landing. 

Table reservations ($48) 
for six persons can be made, 
and each person, group or 
business that reserves a table 
will get an entry in a year-end 
drawing for a free Sunday 
brunch for six at The Landing. 

In Shreveport, the 
luncheons will be held in the 
Energy C room on the 15th 
floor of the Petroleum Club, 
located at 416 Travis Street. 
Free valet parking is available 
at the nearby City Parking 
Garage (corner of Edwards and 
Travis). The $10 per person 
cost for dinner includes a 
choice of three menus, 
beverage, tax and gratuity. 

For the Shreveport 
meeting, RSVPs should be 

made each week by 1 p.m. 
Wednesday to Karen Dodd at 
(318) 357-5251 

"We are very excited about 
the luncheons," Burke said. 
"The food will be outstanding, 
the locations are central and 
convenient, the parking will be 
easy and cost-free, and we will 
promise an entertaining 
program that ends in time to get 
back to the office. It's a great 
way to visit fellow Demon 
supporters and also to entertain 
business associates." 

"We are doing this in a 
first-class fashion but at a very 
affordable price," Burke added. 
"We hope everyone will take 
advantage of these luncheons, 
week after week, to keep up-to- 
date on the progress of all 
sports teams at NSU, as well as 
news around the campus." 

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Smith adjusts to 
new volleyball 
program & town 

David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

The Demon volleyball 
team has high expectations for 
themselves this upcoming 
season, which begins Tuesday 
at Alabama. 

One reason that the hopes 
are high is the fact that three 
top notch newcomers join 
nine returnees from a team 
that went 8-24 last season. 
These newcomers include 
highly-regarded outside hitter 
Jessica Smith, a freshman 
from Arlington. 

As part of one of the most 
tradition-rich volleyball 
programs in the state of Texas, 
Smith enjoyed a stellar senior 
season, leading Arlington- 
Martin to the state 
quarterfinals. Arlington- 
Martin went deep into the 
playoffs during Smith's junior 
year, and as a sophomore, 
Smith helped the Warriors win 
the Class 5A state 

Coupling that success 
with some competitive club 
play and excellent summer 
training, Demons third-year 
head coach Mary DeJute 
expects good things from the 
freshman sensation. 

"Jess is very much an 
intense competitor," DeJute 
said. "I expect her to do well 
this year and thus get a lot of 
playing time. Smith brings a 

solid, all-around game, 
including a top-notch passing 
ability and some great club 
experience to Northwestern, 
not to mention a tremendous 
amount of potential." 

Smith chose NSU over 
teams such as UT-Arlington, 
Sam Houston State and 
Northeast Louisiana. 

"I'm excited about the 
direction of the program here, 
and I liked [Coach DeJute] as 
well" Smith said. 

The freshman outside 
hitter is adjusting nicely to the 
collegiate game. 

"It's pretty much what I 
expected," Smith commented. 
"I had good summer 
conditioning, so I haven't had 
too much trouble." 

The timing of the college 
game is a little different, but 
Smith continues to make the 
adjustments necessary, 
according to DeJute. 

This ability to adjust has 
earned Smith the respect of 
her teammates. 

"She has a good 
chemistry with the other kids, 
and when you earn the respect 
and get it, it complements the 
rest of the team," DeJute said. 

Meanwhile, Smith has 
respect for DeJute. 

"Coach is very positive 
and nice," Smith said. "She 
stresses fundamentals and 
communicates very well." 

DeJute feels the same 

way about Smith. 

"We are excited we have 
her, and excited about how 
she's fitting in," DeJute 
explained. "She is a freshman 
with a lot to learn, but she is 
well on her way, especially 
once she understands the 
whole scheme of things both 
offensively and defensively. 
She'll do well here." 

Aside from volleyball, 
Smith is also adjusting to life 
at Northwestern and 
Natchitoches as well. 

"I never thought I would 
get so excited about going to 
Wal-Mart, but I've gone about 
six times since I've been 
here," Smith joked. 

Smith has not had time to 
miss Arlington-Martin due to 
practice and going to classes. 
However, she does call her 
parents nightly and writes 
letters to friends often. 

Smith is enjoying 
University life and is content 
as a Demon. 

The Demons feel likewise 
and are happy to have Smith 
onboard as well. 

Smith and the Demons 
open the home portion of their 
schedule Friday, September 
25, at 7:00 p.m. against the 
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Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of 

Northwestern State University 

Current Sa 

Vol. 87, No. 7, 10 page 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 8, 1998 

IM referendum vote draws near 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

With SGA elections just 
weeks away, students must 
decide whether to approve a 
referendum for a renovated 
Intramurals building. 

Students will have the 
chance to vote on Wednesday, 
Sept. 16 and 17, on a 
referendum which would 
expand the building from 
39,000 square feet to 80,000 
square feet. 

The proposal calls for the 
IM building to be gutted and 
expanded to three floors. The 
new facility, which would be 
called the Demon Wellness, 
Recreation and Activity Center, 
will include an indoor jogging 
track, a day care center, a multi- 
purpose area for lounging, 
studying and watching 
television and a possible snack 

The proposed facility 
would be open trom 6 a.m. to 
midnight from Monday 
through Thursday; 6 a.m. -8 
p.m. on Friday; and 1 p.m. -9 
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Luke Dowden, SGA 
president, said the IM building 
will not be shut down during 
the expansion part of the plan. 
The building would only be 
closed during renovations, 
which should last 

approximately one semester. 
During that time, IM services 
will be moved to an 
undetermined location. 

"We'll have plenty of 
notice," Dowden said, 
regarding the closure. 

The proposal also calls for 
the creation of parking lots. 
According to Dowden, there 
will still be parking available in 
front of the IM building, as well 
as a staff parking lot and other 
student lots. 

"We're solving two 
problems in one," Dowden said 
about the need for a renovated 
building and the lack of parking 

The projected cost of the 
project is $6.9 million and will 
be paid for through a student 
assessed fee of $75 per 
semester. This fee will be used 
to pay for the construction and 
operation of the WRAC. 

All students carrying five 
or more hours during the fall or 
spring semesters and summer 
school students carrying seven 
or more hours will be required 
to pay the fee. 

Students will start paying 
the $75 fee this spring if the 
referendum passes. 

Dowden said that, if all 
goes according to plan, 
renovations could be completed 

See IM Page 3 

Columns residents have 
choice on meal plans 

Beck y Shumake 
Staff Reporter 

Residents of the 
University Columns 
Apartments do not have to 
purchase meal plans. 

According to Dr. Dan 
Seymour, vice president of 
student affairs, students have 
the option of whether to 
purchase a meal plan or 
health services. The 
Louisiana System Board of 
Trustees' Policy states that all 
on -campus residents must 
have a meal plan. In order to 
comply with these laws, the 
University must offer a meal 
plan to all residents, 
inciuding those living in the 
University Columns. 
Northwestern has worked 
together with Aramark to 
design a meal plan especially 
for columns' residents. The 
University Columns meal 
plan can only be purchased 
by columns residents. The 
plan costs $385 and is 
designed to budget the 
student S5 per day for a 76- 
day semester. 

"We have tried to use 
logic and reason to create a 
Qieal plan option that would 
meet the needs of an 
apartment resident." 
Seymour said. 

If a student does not wish 
to take the meal plan, he can 
fill out an application for 
exemption. In order to be 
eligible for an exemption, the 
student must be classified as 
a military veteran, have a 
significant medical problem 
creating hardship if on- 
campus dining were required, 
have a significant financial 
hardship, be 21-years-old or 
older, have dined in an on- 
c ampus food service facility 
for six semesters, be married 
°r divorced, be classified as a 
senior or graduate student or 
have other significant 
Problem. Documentation is 

According to Frances 
Conine, Director of Student 
Services, the majority of 
students living in University 
Columns purchase a meal 
plan. Some students even 
purchase larger meal plans, 
such as a Variable A or 14A 

"I feel that we have been 
very reasonable in our 
attempt to help students go 
through the exemption 
process and find an 
exemption that works for 
them," Conine said. 

In addition to staying in 
compliance with board 
regulations, Seymour said 
that the meal plan option is 
also part of the University's 
commitment to address 
students' developmental 

"We identified some 
isolation experienced by 
students in the columns 
because of the regiment that 
apartment style living 
offers," Seymour 

The meal plan 
encourages students to 
interact with faculty, 
administration and peers. 
Seymour said that the meal 
plan offers students an 
opportunity to build 
relationships, while at the 
same time reduces the 
distraction of preparing three 
meals a day. 

According to Seymour, 
the meal plan option has been 
successful. Each resident and 
his parents were contacted 
about the process of 
purchasing the meal plan. 

Each University 
Columns resident was 
offered both the meal plan 
and health services options. 
On the same form, residents 
were offered the opportunity 
for exemption. 

"Overall the plan has 
been received very 
logically," Seymour said. 


scale l- - \ar-cr 

This is the main floor plans for the proposed Intramural Building. A copy of these plans are available at 
the Student Government Association office located in the Student Union. The referendum for the 
renovated IM building will be held Sept. 16-17. 

New mascot uniform premieres 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

The University's mascot, 
Vic the Demon, will be 
sporting a new look this year. 

Vic made his debut during 
Friday night's pep rally 
wearing a smaller head and 
more muscular body. The new 
and improved Vic was even 
wearing his own Demon 
football jersey and pants. 

The new costume is a 
spandex muscle suit. By 
wearing this suit as a base, Vic 
can wear different articles of 

For example, Vic entered 
Turpin Stadium at Saturday's 
football game wearing a purple 
tuxedo jacket, black pants and 
an orange tie. 

Freshman Matt 
Cummings, this year's mascot, 
warmed up the crowd by 
dancing and flexing his new 

Vic, short for victory, has 
seen several costume changes 
throughout the years. In the 
early 80s, Vic wore a long cape 
and a cartoon-like mask. Other 
costumes include a lavender 

suede-like suit and a pair of 
shorts with a T-shirt. 

Talk of purchasing a new 
mascot costume began last 
spring when Niko Tesvich, last 
year's mascot, told the Student 
Government Association about 
the poor condition of the 
costume that was currently 
being used. 

Tesvich, former SGA 
senator, explained that the 
costume had suffered a lot of 
"wear and tear" from several 
years of usage. 

He told the SGA that the 
costume had sweat stains on it 
and was in great need of repair. 
After they viewed the uniform 
for themselves, SGA members 
voted to purchase a new 

Luke Dowden, SGA 
president, said the new 
costume's look was based on 
the drawings of student John 

Vic's costume was made 
by a professional costume 
company in Ohio that has made 
several mascot costume 
uniforms for other universities 
such as Duke, Wake Forest and 
the University of Kentucky. 

News Bureau 

Vic the Demon sports his new look during 
the season opening game with the Southern 
Jaguars. The new outfit, which costs over 
$3,000, was purchased by the SGA. 

Local business sponsor Y2K seminar 

•Public needs to be informed about potential problems 

Meliss a Z. Carpente r 
Staff Reporter 

The Small Business 
Development Center, along 
with the Natchitoches Area 
Chamber of Commerce and 
City Bank & Trust, sponsored 
an informational seminar last 
at 6 p.m. in the Russell Hall 
Auditorium. The guest speaker 
was Lisa D. Traina, Senior 
Vice President of Data 
Services at First National 
Banker's Bank. Traina spoke 
to an audience of 
approximately 55 people on 
the Y2K (short for The Year 
2000) Crisis. 

If you are like many 
Americans, then you have 
heard of the term Y2K but are 
not sure what all the hype is 
about. The Y2K problem is 

both trivial and overwhelming 
at the same time. 

" The Y2K crisis is the 
biggest technology challenge 
ever faced," Tori Tarver, NSU- 
SBDC training coordinator, 

Unless fixed in time, almost 
all older mainframe computer 
software systems, many PCs 
and software programs and 
millions (perhaps billions) of 
embedded semiconductor 
chips potentially could crash 
on January 1, 2000. 

This is because dates are 
critical to computers. Most 
dates programmed in 
computers are based on a two- 
digit year field; for instance, 
"98" instead of "1998." 

There are several reasons 
why a two-digit field, rather 
than a four-digit field, has been 

the norm among programmers 
over the last 50 years, 
including high cost of storage 
in the early years of 
computing, and the limitations 
of computer systems. 

The list of items that could 
be affected by Y2K problems 
are endless. Some of the more 
simple items that have 
embedded chips and could be 
affected are coffee makers, 
microwaves, electronic clocks, 
VCRs, telephones, answering 
machines and even some 
sprinkler systems. 

A few of the more 
complex networks that are at 
risk of partial and even total 
failure are electrical power 
systems, telecommunications, 
transportation, military defense 
and government services. 

Obviously there are 

solutions to this. The two-digit 
fields can be found and 
replaced with four-digit ones, 
and new software programs 
can be written to replace 
"legacy" programs that may be 
too difficult to fix. 

"The Year 2000 software 
conversion is a major issue 
confronting people today," 
Harris Miller, president of the 
Information Technology 
Association of America, said. 
"Estimated costs to make the 
conversion have been placed 
between $50 and & 75 billion 
in the United States alone." 

The problem is time. All of 
the money in the world will not 
stop January 1, 2000, from 
arriving, so the best thing to do 
is be prepared, and the best 
way to be prepared is to be 


Page 2 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 8, 1998 


SGA Elections: The Student Government Association will hold elections 
on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Student Union from 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students interested in running should get a form from the 
SGA office in room 222 of the Student Union. Forms must be turned in 
before noon on Friday. 

Phi Mu Fraternity: would like to congratulate the 1998 Phi Class officers: 
-President - Madie Rozas 
-Vice-President -Summer Bryan 
-Secretary - Tara Newman 
-Treasurer - Allissa Ohmer 
-Parliamentarian - Jennifer Johnson 
-Historian Reporter - Susan McCain 
-Fundraiser - Amanda Duncan 

Good-luck Phi's, and do not forget your meeting Tuesday at 6:45. 

NSU Inspirational Mass Choir: welcomes old and new members. 

Choir rehearsals are Mondays from 8-10 p.m. and Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. 
at the Wesley Westminster Foundation. Musicians are also welcome. Dues are $10 
and due by Sept. 29. 

For more information contact vice-president Aundrea Harris at 357-5695. 


Do you want to play an active role in decisions which affect you and your friends? 
Would you like to change the student environment, address campus security 
issues, or work with traffic appeals? Your student Senate is looking for non-SGA 
members to sit on student government committees. 
Academic Affairs works with the vice-president of Academic Affairs in areas 

concerning the core curriculum, instructor/course evaluations, academic advising 
and registration. 

Internal Affairs assists the SGA vice-president, reviews and recommendschanges in 

the SGA Constitution and shall retain the Election Board as a standing committee 

Externals Affairs publicizes all SGA activities and programs, as well as implements 
programs that increas campus awareness of local, state and national issues that 
concern students. 

Student Affairs deals with problems on campus life, provides student 

representation on the Traffic Appeals Committee and includes such standing 
committees as Student Services, Traffic, Safety and Security. 

Fiscal Affairs not only assists the SGA treasurer in his duties, but also reviews 

the budgets and maintains accurate records of organizations which receive 
Student Association fees. 

For more information and committee meeting times, call the SGA office at 
357-4501 or stop by the office at room 222 of the Student Union 
IM Forum: Monday at 8:00 p.m. in the Ball Room. Bring all your questions, because 
we have the answers. 

If you or your organization has a Campus 
Connection, please bring it to the Current Sauce 
office in room 225 of Kyser Hall. The due date is 
the Thursday before the Tuesday's publication. 
Please put campus connections on a disk saved in 
text format, along with a printed copy. For more 
information call 357-5456. 

Career/Graduate Day 
set for September 22 

Crystal Swanner 
Staff Reporter 

Counseling and Career 
Services will hold the annual 
Career/Graduate Day in the 
ballroom of the Student Union 
at 8:00 a.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 22. 

There will be many 
different companies and 
graduate schools from around 
the country participating. 

Most majors will be 
represented by either a business 
or school. Booths will be set up 
inside the ballroom by 8:00 
a.m. Everyone, including 
undergraduates, are invited to 
attend the Career/Graduate 

Among the growing list of 
recruiters coming are several 
government agencies, business 
companies, Purdue University 
and many more. 

This year the program is 
going to be more diverse than 
ever before. Also added to the 
list are several hospitals from 
around the state. Also a 

television station is coming to 
speak to the journalism majors. 

"We want to prepare our 
students for the workforce by 
providing the most diverse 
selection of recruiters that 
we've ever had," Jennifer 
Maggio, Counseling and Career 
Services, said. 

The Career/Graduate Day 
enables everyone to meet and 
talk with prospective future 
employers. It also lets students 
make a good impression with 
with these same people. 

"You never have a second 
chance to make a first 
impression, so everyone should 
try to dress nicely and be 
courteous," Maggio said. 

Although past turnout for 
Career/Graduate Day has been 
very good for the students, the 
Counseling and Career 
Services office is hoping for an 
even bigger showing. 

With several new 
companies and graduate 
schools coming to recruit 
students, the counselors are 

hoping that everyone will come 
and speak with the recruiters. 

In addition to hosting the 
Career/Graduate Day, the 
Counseling and Career 
Services office is also going to 
host several workshops during 
the week prior to 
Career/Graduate Day. 

The workshops are going 
to be held at different times 
each day, so students can 
attend each workshop without 
missing out on another one. 

The informational 
workshops are to help students 
prepare resumes, portfolios and 
learn how to dress 
appropriately when being 
interviewed by prospective 

The workshops are going 
to be held on the third floor of 
the Student Union. 

For specific dates and 
times, students can contact 
Jennifer Maggio at the 
Counseling and Career office at 

CAAP test to be given to 
eligible students this fall 

Nadra Harrison 
Staff Reporter 

All undergraduate students 
that were enrolled in Math 
1060, 1090, 2010, 2100, 
Biology 1020, Science 2010, 
2020, Zoology 1230, or English 
2050, 2060, 2070, 2080 during 
Vie 1998 summer session are 
eligible to take the Collegiate 
Assessment of Academic 
Proficiency this fall. 

The CAAP test is a 
standardized test developed by 
the creators of the ACT to 
determine a student's 
proficiency in writing, math 
and science reasoning. 

The CAAP program 
arrived at the University in 
1994. Its main purpose is to 

evaluate the University's 
curriculum. It is the first large 
scale standardized test used to 
determine the effectiveness of 
the general program. It is very 
important that all students who 
take the test give their best, 
because the results are taken 

"The CAAP testing reflects 
Northwestern as a whole," Dr. 
Neelam Kher-Durlabhji, head 
of the CAAP program, said. 
"Today more universities 
across the United States are 
using this standardized test to 
evaluate its curriculum." 

The test is administered 
every semester. The scheduled 
dates for the fall are Nov. 2-13. 
Testing will be administered in 
the math, biology, science, 

zoology and English classes. 

The CAAP test will be 
given once in each area. 
Students will receive results in 
the mail after the following 

For advisory purposes, all 
CAAP test scores are held on 

Students who score above 
the 50 percentile in the spring 
will receive a certificate from 
ACT. 211 students, at 44 
percent, will be awarded in the 
writing section, 354 students at 
38 percent will be awarded in 
the math section and 269 at 44 
percent will be awarded for 
science and reasoning. 

For more information, call 
Dr. Kher at 357-6359 or e-mail 

Off-campus employment office open to students 

New program will aid students finding employment in respective fields of study 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

A new office was recently 
opened to provide off-campus 
employment to students in their 
respective fields of study. 

The Job Location and 
Development Office opened 
Tuesday, Aug. 18, as a division 
of the Career Placement and 
Planning Office. 

The new program will aid 
students in finding a job that 
best suits them in their 
respective fields. 

The information needed to 
properly place students is 
obtained through a one-on-one 

process in which students meet 
with a personal consultant. 

Part of this program 
includes help in planning long- 
term career goals, completing 
resumes and participating in 
mock interviews. Knowing 
these skills helps prepare 
students for real world job 
experience and, at the same 
time, allows them to decide if a 
chosen major is right for them. 

The service also assists 
businesses by screening 
students based on the 
company's needs and the 
students' educational 
background and career 
interests. Applicants are 

referred to potential employers. 

After reviewing a student's 
resume, the business then 
decides whether or not the 
student will be well suited for a 
position at that company. 

One of the most important 
benefits of the program is the 
fact that it is absolutely free to 
students and businesses. This 
service doesn't just place 
students and leave them to fend 
for themselves. 

A record of the 
employment conditions is kept 
through employee evaluations. 
If a problem ever arises, a 
student may contact his 
consultant, and the matter will 

be looked into. 

Some businesses may be 
pulled from the program's 
database in order to avoid 
student employment in a bad 
business atmosphere. 

In general, however, the 
students are the best indication 
to their peers on whether or not 
certain businesses are good 

Pay widely ranges and is 
based on the student's position, 
classification and the 
employer's difficulty in finding 
a qualified applicant. 

A potential drawback to the 
program is that it is still fairly 
new. Therefore, the database of 

potential employers is 
relatively small. This presents 
a problem, since 75 percent of 
students are receiving some 
form of financial aid. 

The biggest concern facing 
the service is providing 
placement for all the students 
seeking employment; however, 
this is considered to be only a 
temporary obstacle. 

Ina Agnew, program 
director, said she could have 
greatly benefited from such a 
program while in college, but 
she "didn't take advantage of 
the opportunity." As a result, 
Agnew said that she may not 
have explored all of her career 


Agnew stresses the 
importance of the program for 
those students who have doubts 
about their career paths. 

Agnew considers the 
program to be "proactive career 
placement," because students 
are given the opportunity to 
learn first hand if their field of 
interest is really what they want 
as a career. 

Agnew believes it is also a 
chance for students to get 
necessary job experience and 
develop contacts in the fields 
while earning money for social 
or educational expenses. 

Leg a Is 

Student Government Association minutes from August 31, 1998 

President's Report 

-We received approval for 
the Student Referendum, and 
it will come up for students to 
vote on in two weeks. 

-Handed out copy of the 
approved bill for the new Vic 
the Demon costume (Bill 

-Elections for new 
members will be held on 
Thursday, Sept. 17. 

-Made a motion to appoint 
Brandon Mitchell to Senator- 
at-Large position. ..motion was 
approved by the Senators. 
Vice President's Report 

-Good job on Back to 

School Welcome event. Good 
job on everything Luke. 
New Business 

Election for Senate Chair. 
The newly elected Chair is 
Shawn Hornsby. 

New Election Committee 
Chairman. The newly elected 
chairman is Kourtney Kentzel. 

Election Committee 
Members were appointed by 
Luke Dowden and approved by 
the Senate. They are Greg 
Gelpi, Michelle Craig, (vice- 
chair), Caron Chester and Sybil 

*This committee is 
responsible for finding three 

other non-SGA members to 
serve on this committee. 

* Senate voted to give the 
power of approval to the 
committee members to select 
the new members. 
More Elections: 

External Affairs-Amy Ham 

Internal Affairs-Shawn 

Student Affairs-David 

Academic Affairs-Marcus 

Fiscal Affairs-John 
McConnell Club 

Sports-Kourtney Kentzel 
SAB non-voting member- 


Greg Gelpi 
Special Reports 

Welcome from 
Seymour. Welcome from 
Henry, who invited 
members to visit him in 
office if they need help. 

-Special Call meeting 
Wednesday at 9:00 pm. about 
the new referendum 

-Office hours start next 


-Filings for elections are 

-Turn in your Senator 
profile sheets to Amy Ham- or 


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as early as January 2001 and 
no later than 2002. 

If the building is completed 
by 2001, sophomores and 
freshmen could use the facility 
during their final years on 

Those students who paid 
the fee but will not be here 
when the building is completed 
will also have access to the 

For every semester a 
person pays the fee, that student 
can use the facilities for that 
equal amount of time, 
according to Dowden. 

When asked how WRAC 
officials would keep track of 
how much time former students 
are entitled to, Dowden said 
that all information would be 
accessible by computer. 
Dowden assured that people 

who paid the fee would have 
access to the facility. 

Students will not be the 
only source of income for the 
WRAC. Faculty and staff and 
alumni will be charged a 
membership fee, if they wish to 
join the center. A guest pass 
will be available for $5 per day, 
but all guests must be 
accompanied by a member. 
Full and half-sized locker 
rentals will also serve as a 
means of income. 

Despite the monetary costs, 
Dowden feels a renovated IM 
building would be a great 
benefit for students both 
physically and academically. 

A survey conducted by 
officials at Texas A & M found 
that students who used their 
recreation center often made 
better grades than students who 

did not. 

"Physical education is just 
as important as any other part 
of education," Dowden said. 
"That's why it's part of our 

Even though other 
improvements are needed on 
campus, Dowden said the SGA 
is just trying to do what the 
students want. In a survey 
conducted last spring, SGA 
members found that 82 percent 
of those students interviewed 
preferred a new or renovated 
IM facility. 

"This is the first of a long 
line of improvements the SGA 
is planning for this year," 
Dowden said. "There are many 
improvements needed. The 
SGA is just following through 
on what the students wanted." 


NSU receives $40,000 for 
endowed professorship 

LA Board of Regent s donates money, according to Savoie 

Thomas Tobias Danna 
Staff Reporter 

The University has 
received a $40,000 check from 
the Louisiana Board of Regents 
Support Fund to help create the 
BellSouth Endowed 
Professorship in 

Commissioner of Higher 
Education, Joseph Savoie, 
presented the money to 
President Randall J. Webb last 
week at a ceremony in Russell 

'The BellSouth Endowed 
Professorship is going to allow 
Northwestern to do outstanding 
things in providing for the 
educational and training needs 
of the region through 
innovation," Webb said. 
"Northwestern has traditionally 
been a leader in education. 
This professorship will enable 
the University to seek new 
methods to deliver education 
and training in an effective 

According to the News 
Bureau, the professorship will 
be awarded to a different 
faculty member each year. The 
faculty member will conduct 

research on effective 
educational applications of 
telecommunications; teach 
undergraduate and graduate 
courses modeling effective 
instructional uses of 
technologies; advise the 
University Planning Council on 
trends in the use of educational 
technology; secure grant 
support for the training of 
faculty and students in the use 
of telecommunications 
technologies; and consult with 
local public schools on the 
educational uses of 

"One of the purposes of the 
endowed chairs for eminent 
scholars and endowed 
professorships program is to 
create stronger economic ties 
between the private sector and 
higher education," Savoie said. 
"Gifts to our schools are 
increasing at a record pace. I 
have to believe that this is at 
least partially due to the 
tremendous work our schools 
are doing and the improved 
confidence that the public is 
putting in higher education in 
our state." 

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The Board of Regents, the 
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Louisiana, will then match the 
gift with $40,000 from its 
support fund. 

With the creation of the 
professorship, the University 
now has 13 endowed 
professorships worth $1.3 
million. Dr. Webb said he is 
hoping to secure another one 
this year. 

Funding from the Regents 
Support Fund Match is 
generated through a $540 
million permanent trust fund 
approved by voters in a 1986 
state constitutional amendment, 
commonly known as 8-G 

The trust fund has risen to 
approximately $875 million 
this year. The money was part 
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An artist conception of what the proposed IM building 
will look like from the front and the side. If plans are 
not hindered construction should be completed in 2001. 

Chadick named 
head of La-Miss 
math association 

Math Professor Stan R. 
Chadick has been named 
governor of the Louisiana- 
Mississippi section of the 
Mathematics Association of 

As a sectional governor, 
Chadick will attend national 
meetings of the MAA, 
which makes decisions 
related to the operations of 
the organization that 
emphasizes mathematics 

Chadick, who was 
elected to the post this 
summer, will serve a three- 
year term and attend the 
agonal meetings which are 
held twice each year. 

"1 am very pleased to be 
named." Chadick said. 
"This, to me, is the No. i 
mathematics association." 

The MAA's main focus 
is on the teaching of 
mathematics, with 
membership mainly 
composed of mathematics 

Chadick said the 
organization also fosters 


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leave NSU 

Elona Boggs 
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After five years of serving 
as the head of the Department 
of Language and 
Communication, Dr. Garry 
Ross will be leaving to take a 
position at Texas A&M at 
Kingsville. The position will be 
a step up in Dr. Ross' career. He 
will be the Executive Director 
of College I, which is on a 
dean's level. 

"I'm excited about my new 
position, but I am sad to be 
leaving," Ross said. "I have 
enjoyed working with the 
people here. 1 think that NSU's 
faculty and students are among 
the best in the world." 

Dr. Ross was hired in the 
fall of 1991 as a nine-month 
faculty member. He was then 
named acting head of the 
Department of Language and 
Communication in November 
of 1993. 

Finally, in July of 1994, 
Ross was named head of the 
department when Dr. Ray 
Wallace resigned from the 
position to take over the 
Louisiana Scholars' College. 

"I will miss everyone," 
Ross said. "I've especially 
enjoyed working with 
President Webb. He has been a 
mentor to me." 

Thus far, there has been no 
official announcement of Ross' 
replacement. An acting head of 
the department will be named 
from the existing faculty. 

After an acting head is 
named, the University will 
begin its search for an official 
appointment. Dr. Ross will 
officially resign today. 

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"You know, Mike, after all these 
years, the boys at Northwestern 
still talk about how you proved 
the professor was wrong." 

Our View 

Smoking, Smoking, Smoking 

Smoking is a habit that is very popular 
with many students. It is a common 
occurrence to walk outside of Kyser Hall 
and have to tip toe around all the cigarette 
butts and hold your breath so that you 
won't get any 'second hand' smoke. 

Why don't these people have a 
designated place to suck on these cancer 
sticks? Why should people who cannot 
stand smoke have to walk through this 
black cloud of disgust just to get to class? 

When students walk outside of Kyser 
and the first thing they see is a pile of 
cigarette butts, it is not very appealing. If 
these people had their own place to smoke 
and actually knew how to throw a cigarette 
butt away when they are done with it, 
maybe this would not be a problem. 

People who want to smoke should 
have that right, but when it starts affecting 
other people (non-smokers), it is something 
that must be dealt with. 

Smokers deserve some designated 
areas to do so, but it is sickening to see all 
of the cigarette butts sitting on the ground. 
The University should supply some ash- 
trays around campus. 

Also, a non-smoker should not judge a 
smoker and tell him to quit, because we all 
have bad habits that annoy other people, 
and we can all improve on these. 

Campus beautification has always 
been a priority with the administration. 
After all, the Recruiting Office consistently 
uses our "beautiful campus" as an 
attraction to incoming students. Thousands 
of dollars are spent to change the flowers 
from season to season. 

Yet, money has not been spent to buy 

some ashtrays for the smokers on campus. 
Granted, part of the problem falls on the 
percentage of the lazy and irresponsible 
smokers who litter the ground only five 
feet from existing ashtrays and trash cans. 

For the most part, the University is 
responsible for the provision of such 
needed equipment. 

For instance, when the SGA ban on 

smoking in dining halls passed, the SGA 
provided the patio equipment for smokers 
outside the Union. 

In short,the administration should use 
the money they can save from buying 
perennials and spring for ashtrays, an<| 
consider it money well spent. 

Health Talk 

David Sullivan 

In the recent past, the FDA 
approved and recalled many 
effective weight loss drugsJike 
Fen/Phen , Xenical and Reflux 
due to side effects on the users' 
cardiovascular systems, 
primarily the heart valve. 

However, the FDA has 
approved Metabolift, a 
relatively new weight-loss drug 
on the market. 

The makers of the drug, 
TwinLab, claim that the 
dietary supplement is not a 
drug at all, and that it's 
completely herbal and safe, but 
they admit that there are some 
side effects. 

Metabolift, A.K.A. herbal 

The Campus 
According to Casey 

Casey Shannon 

For those of you who have 
not had the esteemed privilege 
of applying for graduation, 
allow me to illustrate some of 
the tasty treats you have in 
store for you. 

It all starts with the mind- 
numbing realization that in 
less than one year (barring any 
(un)intentional breakdown) 
you will be referred to as 
NSU alumnist. Once this 
notion has registered, you 
must begin the final stage of 
this 4 year sabbatical from the 
real world. This stage has 
many names from the 
application process, to the 
academic descent, however I 
prefer to call it by what it 
really is, "The graduation 
scavenger hunt". 

Eye on 

Weight Loss Possible 

fen/phen claims to reduce the 
appetite and speed up the 
metabolism. MaHuang Extract 
(ephedrine) is among the 
ingredients in the pill. 

According to VRP 
Nutritional News, it is an herb 
that was originally discovered 
and applied to medicine by the 
Chinese 5,200 years ago. It 
was picked up by the U.S. in 
1926 for the treatment of 
asthma and related conditions. 

The Herb Research 
Foundation reports that the 
chemical ephedrine has been 
used in the past for obesity 
control, but TwinLab claims 
that ephedrine combined with 

the stimulant in the pill 
Guarana, another herb, and the 
mineral Chromium, should be 
three times more effective than 
taking ephedrine alone. 

The rest of the pill contains 
a base of white willow bark 
and cayenne powder. These 
elements are basically an 
alternative to aspirin, which 
supposedly assist in catalyzing 
the fat burning process when 
combined with ephedrine. 

The side effects are similar 
to the side effects of drinking 
too much coffee, like insomnia 
or the jitters. The Herb 
Foundation states that anyone 
who has high blood pressure, 

heart disease, diabetes or 
thyroid trouble should not use 
ephedrine. They also 
recommend pregnant women to 
consult a physician before use, 

Metabolift is just one of 
many dietary supplements with 
the three basic ingredients, 
MaHuang (ephedrine),caffeine 
or an alternative stimulant, and 
thermogenic base(aspirin). The 
mineral chromium is not 
considered essential. 

Some knowledgeable 
health enthusiasts suggests 
saving $30 and make your own 
since the three main ingredients 
can be found in any drug store. 

Applying for Graduation 

You are sent hither and 
thither, from one building to 
the next, and at each stop you 
are greeted by another smiling 
member of the faculty who has 
another clue as to where you 
should go. Eventually, you 
end this brew-ha-ha in a 
Dean's office, and realize that 
all Deans must have the same 
interior decorator as the guy 
who did the Gateway to 

As you walk up to 
heaven's gate and are greeted 
by the Gatekeeper (the Dean's 
Secretary), you are handed a 
short fill-in-the-blank novel 
titled "My vacation at 

NSU" or something to that 

effect. In this hardcover 
classic of a questionnaire you 

are asked several questions in 
reference to your stay and 
experiences on 
campus. ...believe it or not, this 
brings me to the moral of this 
lengthy tangent I seem to have 
gone off on. 

For four years I have 
filled out the same evaluation 
of this school an innumerous 
amount of times, and for four 
years I have never changed my 
opinion on any of the topics 
mentioned in these 
obnoxiously redundant 
questionnaires. ...that all 
changed the day I came to 
heaven's gate. 

You see, as a Hospitality 
Management and Tourism 
Major (which by the way is 
the most impressive 

department on campus) I have 
always offered extreme 
scrutiny towards the dining 
facilities on campus.. ..thus, 
can no longer. 

If you have not had th< 
opportunity to dine at Vic's 
this year due to remembrance 
of the way it used to be, then 
please allow me to extend 1 
recommendation for you 
give it one more chance. FroHl 

one cynic to the next it is' 

delightful eating experience. 

From the help in the 
serving lines, to the new icd 
cream stand, and overall dec<^ 

of the dining room Vic's f 

now an aspect of the camp" 5 
that ALL students can take 
pride in. I recommend the N' 
Wrap. ...yummy! 

Campus IM has Potentiall 

Gregory Gelpi 


Everything contains the 
potential for greatness, while, 
at the same time, contains the 
potential to be pretty darn 
messed up. 

The Student Government 
Association's referendum for a 
new intramural building 
illustrates this duality. 

Potentially, a new IM 
building would serve as a great 
recruiting tool, effectively 
increasing Northwestern's 
student population over time. 

With more students comes 
more money. 

More money translates 
into more revenue for other 
student programs and campus 

Again, let me emphasize 

Potentially, fees for a new 
IM could also scare current and 
prospective students away. 

Do the long-term benefits 
of a new IM building outweigh 
the short-term detriments of 
neglecting more essential 

academic concerns? 

While Northwestern has 
the potential to be a school to 
be reckoned with, it is only 
through the student body 
achieving its potential that this 
is possible. 

Elections will be held 
Sept. 16-17. At this time, the 
future of your spending money, 
the future of the IM program, 
and the future of the University 
will be decided by us, the 

I'm not saying to vote one 

way or the other. I am sayii^ 
to vote. 

Don't vote the way yoH 
friends, your professors, or th*' 
big purple dinosaur say to vot e ' 
Vote the way in which y°"| 
decide to vote after y " 
carefully weigh all of the fact' 
(Note— facts are NOT thing* 
that some columnists say 
that you overhear whf 
stocking up on $.39 tacos f°' 
the week. Facts can be fou^l 
at the Student Governme^ 
office in the Student Union.) | 


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Fun with hypnosis 

Heather Patton 
Staff Reporter 

The Student Activities 
Board sponsored a hypnotist 
last Wednesday as another part 
of Welcome Week. Hypnotist 
Mark Maverick described 
hypnotism as simply neuro- 
muscular relaxation. 

Maverick told the 
audience members to find a 
seat onstage if they wanted to 
be hypnotized. 10 students 
claimed a seat. 

Three students were asked 
to leave the stage, because 
they were not hypnotized. 

The students who were able to 
be hypnotized did or believed 
anything that Maverick 

With a snap of 
Maverick's fingers and the 
command to "sleep way 
down," the hypnotized 
students went to sleep. 
Maverick explained that it was 
a hypnotic sleep, which is not 
like the sleep most people get 
at night. 

While the students were 
under his suggestion, 
Maverick told them that the 
napkins he was holding were 
SI 00 bills. He would drop 

some on the floor, and the 
students would snatch them up 
actually thinking the napkins 
were Si 00 bills. 

One student thought he 
was Tom Cruise. Another 
student believed she was 
Madonna and danced for the 
audience. One student even 
thought that the broom he was 
holding was a woman and 
kissed it. 

SAB President Ryan 
Scofield commented on the 
good turnout. He estimated 
that over 100 students came to 
the event. 

Scofield said Maverick 

was found at a convention for 
comedians and hypnotists. 

The SAB tries to bring a 
hypnotist at least once a 
semester and it has been 
successful many times. 

"it really relaxes you," 
Tacia Estem, sophomore, said. 
"You feel rested, like you've 
slept for eight hours. I 
thought hypnotism was fake 
until I tried it. Now, I 

From the laughter of the 
audience, the event seemed to 
be a hit that went over well 
and entertained everyone 

Granger reaching goals at NSU 

Terry Kilgore 
Managing Editor 

Dr. Greg Granger, 
assistant professor of political 
science, has found the right 
career path for himself, as he 
has attained his career goal of 
teaching at the collegiate 

Granger entered graduate 
school in 1987 to work on a 
master's degree in history, 
though at the time he was 
unsure of his exact career 


"I was leaning toward a 
career in education but had not 
yet seriously considered 
becoming a university 
professor," Granger said. 

In the second year of his 
MA program, Granger taught 
an introductory course in 
American history. Being 
assigned a three-hour night 
course was a bit unnerving for 
this first-time instructor, but 
Granger soon realized what he 
wanted to do. 

"After the first night's 
class, I was convinced that 
college teaching was for me," 
Granger said. 

After transferring to the 
University of New Orleans for 
doctoral work in political 
science, Granger continued to 
work as a graduate student and 
later as an adjunct instructor at 
Delgado Community College. 

"By this time, I was 
convinced that no other career 
path was as right for me as 
was higher education," 

The Demon Dazzlers will travel to the University of Southwestern Louisiana this weekend with the Spirit of 
Northwestern Demon Marching Band to cheer on the Demons as they play for their second victory. This year's 
members include: Front Row (L to R): Suzanne Sewell, Jamie Freeman (Co-Captain), Rebecca Brettel, Celeste 
Gautreaux, Courtney LaCour, and Alison Bulot. Back Row (L to R): Sonia Chavez, Maria Sawrie, Darla Wheeler, 
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One of the participants in Mark 
Maverick's demonstration kisses 
a broom while under hypnosis. 

Granger said. 

During the final stages of 
writing his dissertation in 
1995, Granger began applying 
to several universities around 
the country focusing his 
search on institutions that 
emphasized teaching. 

"The position that opened 
at NSU fit this description 
perfectly," Granger said. 
"Although teaching a full load 
of courses while completing 
the dissertation was a 
challenge I'd prefer not to 

revisit, I succeeded in earning 
my Ph.D. in May of 1996." 

Granger is happy at 
Northwestern and is happy to 
be helping the leaders of 

"I am now a tenure-track 
assistant professor at a 
university that not only allows 
me to focus most of my 
energies on teaching, but also 
encourages innovation and 
academic freedom in the 
classroom," Granger said. 

This week's Campus 
Spotlight: The 
Demon Dazzlers 


Welcome to the exciting new game of "Card League Football." A New 
and exciting pastime for young and old to entertain and manage your 
own league of teams and direct them through division titles and league 
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Tuesday, September 8, 1998 

Arts & Entertainment 

A&E Office 357-5456 

Witchblade meets Aqua-man 

Amy Haney 
A&E Editor 


Top Cow Productions, Inc. 

Michael Turner, artist of 
Witchblade, has a new baby, 
and her name is Fathom. 

Fathom debuted last month 
with an issue full of the lush 
artwork Turner is known for 
and a mysterious story to boot. 

The roots of main character 
Aspen are characteristically 
obscure, having been 
inexplicably orphaned on a 
cruise ship lost at sea for 10 
years before its Bermuda- 
triangle-like return to port. 

All the passengers were 
unaware of any missing time, 
and the first mystery of Fathom 
is introduced. 

In a subplot, we become 
acquainted with a group of 
testosterone-driven fighter 
pilots pursuing an amphibious 
craft of unidentified origin, 
capable of reaching underwater 
speeds equal to and exceeding 
those of the jet aircraft. 

Back to Aspen: fourteen 
years later, she is a voluptuous 
marine biologist. 

She briefly describes the 
underwater encounter with a 
group of mer-people, which she 
dismisses as imagination but 
nonetheless gives rise to her 

life-long obsession with water. 

Called out on an 
assignment with the Deep 
Marine Discovery, an 
underwater research station, 
Aspen is shown the object of 
study. It's the very craft that 
was being chased earlier in the 

Still, nothing is revealed 
about the vessel, for no one has 
even been able to figure out 
how to board it. 

To top it off, the facility 
has discovered— or been 
discovered by— some of the 
mer-people that Aspen had 
believed she imagined. After 
an altercation with armed 
guards at the facility, the mer- 

people vanished. However, one 
of the mermen is still at the 
facility, voluntarily, in 
underwater hibernation. 

As if all this intrigue wasn't 
enough, there's a bonus 
cliffhanger ending to this issue, 
which I won't give away, but 
the story is already engrossing 
enough to warrant further 

As in Witchblade, the 
artwork in Fathom is amazing. 
Of course, Aspen is victim to 
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(sorry, feminists!), but the 
detail in the scenery and 
especially in the portrait of the 
hibernating merman is truly 

Jazz legends visit 

Amy Haney 
A&E Editor 

Herman Leonard 

With a permanent exhibit 
at the Smithsonian and a 
cornucopia of celebrity 
portraits, Herman Leonard is no 
stranger to fame. 

Through the month of 
September, the University is 
lucky enough to have an exhibit 
of jazz portraits by Leonard on 
display in the Orvifle Hanchey 

Included in this exhibit are 
photographs of Ella Fitzgerald, 
Sheryl Vaughn, Louis 

Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. 

Also in the exhibit is a 
charming photo of a young 
Tony Bennett, a haunting shot 
of Billie Holiday bowing her 
head before a performance and 
two portraits of the grizzled 
Miles Davis, Leonard's favorite 

The magic of these 
photographs is that almost all of 
them were taken candidly with 
minimal lighting and no 

Leonard's results are 
beyond beautiful, capturing the 
essences of those he 

Having apprenticed shoots 
of such names as Albert 
Einstein and Martha Graham, 

Leonard became a successful 
fashion and commercial 
photographer in his own right, 
attracting the business of 
Marlon Brando and Paul 
McCartney, to name a couple. 

His portraits of legendary 
jazz musicians were a personal 
hobby and largely unsolicited. 

Tired of commercial 
photography, Leonard relocated 
from Paris to an isolated island 
with his family where they 
lived for eight years. 

When his finances were 
depleted, Leonard returned to 
the world of photography using 
a newly assembled portfolio of 
his best jazz portraits. 

Leonard met rejection 
before being offered a 

permanent display at the 

NSU is extremely fortunate 
to have a collection of this 
magnitude on display. 

The exhibit is not only a 
shining example of master 
photography but also a slice of 
Americana. Leonard gives us 
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Korn: Following the Leader 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Writer 

Follow the Leader 

Epic/ Immortal Records 

Got angst? Korn sure 
does. Their latest release, 
Follow the Leader, is a wild 
ride through the dark side of 
American music. Korn has 
made it their job to explore 
and caution against 
humanity's underbelly. In the 
past they've spoken out 
against child abuse and 
pornography, prostitution and 
even nursery rhymes. 

The new album is 
veritably crawling with social 

Their first 
single "Got the 
infatuation with 
the television 
while tracks 
like "Children 
of the Korn" 
(featuring Ice 
Cube) and 
"Reclaim My 
Place" deal 
with the group's 
battle with 

One of the 
many guest 
vocalists on this 

album is Korn 
protege' Fred 
Durst from Limp 
Bizkit who joins 
John Davis on the 
track "All in the 
Family," a good 
name calling 
contest which 
serves as a nice 
break in between 
some of the 
darker songs. 

Believe it or 
not, there is also a 
remake of the old 
Cheech and 
Chong song, 
"Earache My 
Eye" and, yes, 

that is Cheech Marin on 

The bagpipes are back on 
one of my personal favorites 
from the new batch, "My Gift 
To You," which is probably as 
close to a ballad as Korn will 
ever play. 

The music on Follow the 
Leader is more eclectic than 
on the first two albums, but it 
is also, far and away, the best 
of the three. The music is 
much cleaner, and John Davis 
has revived the raw, Turettsian 
vocals that gave their first 
album so much power and 

Follow the Leader is out 
there. Are you Ready?* 

Garza S euphoria Galactic Cowboys 

Sean Woods 
Staff Writer 

David Garza 
This Euphoria 
Atlantic/Lava Records 

Imagine a record that 
compresses elements of rock 
and pop from the past four 
decades of the American Past. 
"Impossible!" you say. 
"Unimaginable!" you scream. 
It's difficult to say how, but 
David Garza is able to pull this 
grand feat off effectively on 
this marvel of an album. 

Let me try to explain how 
in this next big run-on of a 
sentence. What you hear is a 

fantastic conglomeration of old 
50s love songs, great 60s guitar 
rock, 70s echoed wah-wah 
feel, and 80s synth noises all 
wrapped in a neat 90s hi-fi 

Top-notch lyrics are strung 
together with some David 
Bowie-like inspiration. 

I assure you, this isn't the 
same old stuff that's being spun 
to infinity at the big radio 

If there is one down fall 
for this album, it would have to 
be that most of the album's 
content is about being in love. 
Maybe on his next album 
David will expand the subject 
matter a little more. 

Though I could be wrong, 
singing about love may actually 
be a motivation that fuels his 
unique style of music. 

Remember how the girls in 
the Ed Sullivan Show audience 
used to faint when their favorite 
rock stars came on stage? 
Well, the song "Flower" could 
probably make a nunnery keel 
over. It brings a familiar Richie 
Valens, "Labamba" kind of feel 
to the ears. 

This Euphoria is an album 
with one foot in the future and 
one in the past of our ever- 
changing world of music. 

Garza is somebody to get 
acquainted with.* 

Lesa Thomp son 
Copy Editor 

Galactic Cowboys 
At the End of theDay 
Metal Blade 

The Cowboys formed in 
Houston about 10 years ago 
and have released one EP and 
four discs prior to "At the End 
of the Day," including the first 
two which came out on Geffen 

The new CD was 
produced, engineered and 
mixed by GC drummer Alan 
Doss. That's admirable. If the 
songs go over well, great; if 
they don't, the band has no one 

else to blame. 

You also know you're 
getting 100 percent Galactic 
Cowboys instead of what 
someone else thinks is 100 
percent Galactic Cowboys. 
That's rare in the music 

The music on "At the End 
of the Day" bounces back and 
forth between alternative and a 
more straightforward sounding 
rock with a bit of a punch. 

It's energetic to the point 
of happiness, raw and not the 
least bit over produced. The 
music has an airy quality to it, 
and the vocal/harmony mix 
sounds like it's part Beatles, 
part Saigon Kick. 

I follow a process with 
new discs. As soon as I open 
the packaging, I pull the whole 
thing apart and read everything 
contained therein. 

Why? Because I want to 
know if the band has anything 
riveting, repulsive (or at least 
beneficial) to say, lyrically or 

Oh, happiness and joy, the 
Galactic Cowboys do. 

The lyrics to "It's Not 
Over" read thus: Life just threw 
a left hook to my chin and 
knocked me down. Tried to get 
back up but sorrow pushed me 
to the ground. But I's not 
over." 1 like that. 

i think this one's a keeper. 

We Pick The Best 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

Kappa Chi Chapter 

Would like to Congratulate their new Members: 

Jessica Alligood 
Laura Beeman 
Amanda Brosset 
Sarah Buxton 
Nikki Didelot 
Sophia Foshee 
Ashlee Freeman 
Amanda Gathier 
Kristi Hanes 
Amanda Harman 
Michele Harvey 
Alissa Hayes 

Tiffany Hennigan 
Pam Hoss 
Nichole Laborde 
Michelle Langley 
Heather McCardle 
Amber Mcknight 
Ginny McNeille 
Melanie Messick 
Kelli Morse 
Charnell Mudd 
Julie Pitts 
Christine Primm 

Susan Procell 
Ashley Ryder 
Deanna Secrest 
Nicole Shreve 
Amanda Spielman 
Amy Stennett 
Nikisha Taham 
Melissa Tribble 
Crystal Wore 
Brandi Welliams 
Sabrina Woodard 

The Power of Friendship 


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Tuesday, September 8, 1998 


Demons bottle up Southern Offense 

Jennifer Quebeadeaux 
Staff Reporter 

A record breaking crowd of 
16,706 filled Turpin Stadium 
Saturday evening as the 
Demons overcame the Southern 
Jaguars 28-7. 

In addition to breaking the 
seating record, two other 
records took a nose-dive. By 
holding the Jaguars to minus 3 1 
rushing yards, the Demon 
defense topped a 2-year-old 
record by six yards. 

For the past five games, 
senior tailback Ronnie Powell 
has recorded at least 100 yards 
rushing per game. With 143 
yards on 19 carries, Powell has 
broken a streak of four straight 
100-yard games set in 1995 by 

All-American tailback Clarence 

Senior cornerback 
Jermaine Jones ran a 95-yard 
interception return back for 
touchdown to set the second 
longest interception return in 
Demon history. Former Demon 
and All-American Michael 
"Red" Richardson holds the 
longest interception return set 
1983 against Southeastern 
Louisiana for 97 yards. 

Southern controlled the 
ball from the air, as Sam 
George threw for 210 yards on 
30 attempts, 12 completions 
and one interception. Cody 
Smith, who was slotted to start 
as quarterback, was replaced by 
Brad Spangle and, finally, by 
Warren Patterson. Patterson 

threw for 57 yards on five 
completions, one interception 
and a touchdown. 

"Southern has a senior 
dominated, highly talented and 
well-coached football team," 
veteran head coach Sam 
Goodwin said. "Offensively, 
we sputtered at times, but you 
are going to sputter at times 
against a defense of their 

With 13:20 left in the first 
quarter, Jones scored on the 
fourth play of the game on a 95- 
yard interception return, putting 
the Demons on the board 7-0. 

Brian Jacquet put the 
Demons ahead 14-0 with a one 
yard run ending a six-play, 49- 
yard drive with 4:01 left in the 
third quarter. 

"On a scale of one to 10, 
I'd say I did about a six," 
Jacquet noted. "We still have a 
long way to go, but I did see 
some improvement from start 
to finish." 

Southern perked up in the 
closing seconds of the third 
quarter when George 
completed an 80-yard pass to 
John Foreman lighting their 
side of the scoreboard up 14-7. 

"Take away their one 
scoring play and it was total 
domination," Goodwin said. 
"And if we got any coverage at 
all on that play, we hit the 
quarterback just after he 
released the ball, so if he had 
been forced to hold it any 
longer, we would have shut 
them out." 

News Bureau 

Kenny Wright disturbs Southern's quarterback 
during the handoff and eventually shut down 
Southern rushing defense. 

The Guttenk 
Sauce football 

Please check with a pen the team that you think will win. 

Arkansas at LSU 

__Northeast Louisiana at Florida. 

La Tech at Texas A & ML 

Troy St. at Marshall 

_Chadron St. at Sam Houston St. 

Tarelton St. at SFA 

Kansas at Missouri 

Philadelphia at Atlanta. 
Cinncinati at Detroit. 

_Tampa Bay at Green Bay_ 

.Kansas City at Jacksonville. 

Buffalo at Miami 

.Baltimore at NY Jets_ 

.Carolina at New Orleans. 

Dallas at Denver 

NY Giants at Oakland. 

.Indianapolis at New England 

r^US^uir (tie breaker) 
San Francisco at Washington. 

With 12:16 in the fourth 
quarter, Warren Patterson made 
a 27-yard pass to Nathan Black, 
completing a drive of two plays 
and 80 yards. 

"I just turned around, and 
all I saw was open field," 
Black said. "I set my block up 
for Bernard Green, and he 
blocked the defender; it was 
just a walk into the end zone 
after that." 

Powell topped off Demon 
scoring with a 75-yard 
touchdown run with 2:09 left in 
the game to bring the Demon a 
28-7 victory. 

"It was forty-nine, an ideal 
block by the fullback Darren 
Drago," Powell uttered. "He 
threw a nice block to keep me 

outside, and I read the corner. I 
was able to high step him a 
little bit, hurdle it and get 
over him. T.J.'s downfield 
blocking was excellent; he 
stayed with me the whole 
way and was there for me to 
put my step on it and take it 
on in." 

The Demons are headed 
south this weekend, as they 
travel to Lafayette to take on 
the University of 
Southwestern Louisiana at 
Cajun Field. Their next 
home game is scheduled for 
the following weekend, 
when they will challenge 
Henderson State in Turpin 
Stadium at 6p.m. 

USL home to 
some Demons 

Jennifer Quebedeaux 
Staff Reporter 

Four football players travel 
home, as the Demons go down 
south to compete with the 
University of Southwestern 
Louisiana at Cajun Field on 
Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. 

The rivarly between the 
Demons and the Cajuns dates 
back to 1909, when the 
Demons clobbered the Cajuns 

The last time the schools 
competed was in 1987 when 
the Cajuns handed the Demons 
a 13-3 loss-the first and only 
time Demon head coach Sam 
Goodwin and Cajun head coach 
Nelson Stokley met. 

Welcome back all of you college football fans!!! The rules are simple. Choose 
the team that you think will win this Saturday, and check it by the appropriate 
blank The person who chooses the most winners correctly will receive a large 
Domino's piwa. The winner will be announced in the next Current Sauce. Come by 
room 225 of Kyser Hall on Wednesdays or call 357-5381. 

Offensive lineman William 
Broussard, a native of Crowley, 
feels that it will be a little 
different playing at home. 

"I followed USL ever since 
I was a little kid," Broussard 
said. "My sister graduated from 
USL, and I always thought that 
they might recruit me. Playing 
against people I faced in high 
school will be a great 
oppurtunity. USL has a great 
football atmosphere." 

Hailing from Opelousas, 
wide receiver Joel Comeaux 
worked out with some of the 
Cajun players over the summer. 

"They were already talking 
trash over the summer. It was 
just chatter among friends," 
Comeaux noted. "We are going 

to bring a big Northwestern 
crowd to USL on Saturday. Its 
going to be pretty fun going 
home to play against old 

Being from Lafayette, 
linebacker Jake Michel also 
worked out in the USL weight 

"USL has a lot of good ball 
players," Michel commented. 
"We got along really well and 
they worked out just as hard. I 
met some of the players and 
some offensive linemen and 
they all have potential. We did 
some trash talking, but we were 
just joking around. I followed 
USL all of my life, and my dad 
even played there. It will be 
nice to go home." 

News Bureau 

Senior Tailback Ronnie Powell darts around 
the side and runs for a 75-yard touchdown as 
the Demons beat the Jaguars 28-7. 

News Bureau 

Senior tailback Brian Jacquet evades a host of 
blockers and tries to get the first down. 

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Tuesday September 8, 1998 

Current Sauce 

Page 9 

Sports Office 

Cross Country 
team gets ready 
for next meet 

Mark Keough 
Staff Reporter 

The Cross Country men's 
and women's teams are getting 
ready for their very first test, as 
they kick off the 1998 season 
in Dallas on Saturday, 
September 19, at the SMU 

Leading the men's side is, 
rather, hard to tell at this point 
and time. Hector Andujo, the 
junior runner who transferred 
from Phoenix, looks to be, 
pretty, promising to lead the 
men's side. 

Unfortunately, Todd 
Boddie, native from Ruston. 
La., who placed second in the 
800 meters at the Outdoor 
Southland Conference Track 
and Field Championships, 
looks very likely to give 
Hector Andujo an assuring 

Robert McCormick, who 
is getting off to a slow start, 
after sitting out most of last 
season from injury, is getting 
back into shape and better 
every session. Chris Baker and 
Juan Londono are also 
candidates for the position. 

Also only in his second 
year at Northwestern, former 
Menard High and Alexandria 
native, Danon o' Kelly, who 
had to, also, sit out last year 

from injury, is looking very 
strong, and competent to make 
a name for himself here at THE 

Newcomers, who have 
come to help out on the team, 
are sophomore Robert 
Deramus, from Natchitoches 
Central High, and rookie, Kyle 
Thomas, from Shreveport. 

On the women's side, most 
of last year's second place 
Southland Conference team is 
back. Running well, again, and 
getting stronger everyday 

Junior Jody Gowdy out of 
Colleyville Texas and graduate 
of Grapevine High School, is 
looking very, likely, to lead her 
teammates into this season and 
at the invitational. 

Chante' Daily, another 
junior transfer, from Barton 
Junior College, Bayshore, NY. 
came into the season in tune 
and on target. 

Record breakers. Crystal 
Traylor and Molly Wingard are 
also back. 

Junior Molly Wingard, 
who broke the 1500 and 3000 
meter records her freshman 
year, and led the Lady Demons 
at the 1997 Cross Country 
Southland Conference 
Championships, had to sit out 
this past track season from 
injury. After having time to 

heal up and clear her mind, she 
is now getting anxious, for 
some more record breaking 

Junior Crystal Traylor. 
who broke Molly's 1500-meter 
record that same year, came 
back and set the 800-meter 
record* also. 

With all of these girls 
together, including freshman 
and newcomers, Emily Norton 
and Maggie Schwanz, the 
women's team is going to also 
be really strong and exciting to 
watch at the SMU Invitational. 

"The SMU Invitational 
will be a good race to start off 
the season to test our guys and 
girls, and see, exactly, where 
they're at," Demon Head 
Coach Leon Johnson said, 
"The competition, we will 
face, is hard to tell at this point 
and time. This race is going to 
be a first test, for a lot of 
schools. SMU, themselves, 
have a good team, UTA never 
fails to disappoint us, and TCU 
has always had an, 
outstanding, team in the past." 

With 1 1 days to go and 
counting down, the Cross- 
country program is about to 
blast off with fast running and 
two teams filled with pride and 
character at the SMU 

Rondray Hill 
Staff Reporter 

Three games into the 1998- 
99 season, the Demon soccer 
team has already surpassed last 
year's win total with two 

Last year, they won none. 

The Demons scored 20 
goals this week and won two 
out of three games in their first 
homestand of the year. The 20 
goals this week also surpass 
last year's season total of 14 

"We moved the ball around 
great," head coach Pete 
Watkins said. "No one was 
selfish, and we need to keep 
that type of playing mentality." 

15 of the 20 goals were 
scored in one game in a 15-0 
rout of the Louisiana College 
Wildcats. Coach Watkins' first 
victory came with a lot of other 
firsts; most goals in one game 
(15); most goals in one game 
by a single player (4, Brittany 
Cargill) and most assists in one 
game by a single player (4, 
Kelly Kahanek). 

The Wildcats, who were 
playing in their first ever 
collegiate game, were shredded 

by the Demon offense, which 
scored 12 goals in the first half. 

"We're trying to set a 
standard and show everyone 
how our season is going to be," 
Cargill said. 

Cargill entered the game in 
the 21st minute, then scored 
three of her four goals in the 
next five. She then added her 
fourth late in the second half. 
The Demons scattered 1 5 goals 
between nine different players. 

The win was also the first 
ever regular season and home 
win in Demon history. 

In Saturday's matinee 
matchup with the Harding 
College Bison, the Demon 
offense gave way to great 
Demon defense in the 3-0 

Goalkeepers Wendy 
Woodham and Tiffany 
Swingler combined on their 
second straight shutout, having 
six saves between the two. The 
Demon defense also held the 
Lady Bison to only six shots on 

Amy Fulkerson had two of 
the three goals on Saturday. 

"Amy showed that she can 
be the best player on the field," 
coach Watkins said. "She has 

great speed, and when she hits 
her stride, she can be very 

Fulkerson also had two 
goals on Sunday, but it was not 
enough as the Demons lost to 
the Arkansas-Little Rock 
Trojans 3-2. 

Wendy Woodham gave up 
her first two goals of the year, 
but also had five saves. The 
Trojans' first goal came in the 
13th minute, but Fulkerson's 
first goal came two minutes 

After that, the Trojans 
added two goals late in the first 
half, the last by forward Mary 
Spauldin, to put the Trojans 
ahead for good. 

Fulkerson's second goal 
came early in the second half 
on a breakaway, but a tough 
Trojan defense kept the slim 
lead for good. 

The Demons' next four 
games are on the road, with 
games against Drury University 
and Belmont University, both 
in Little Rock. The Demons 
then travel to LSU and 
Southeastern Louisiana before 
coming back home to play Troy 
State University on Sunday, 
September 27. 

Demons win two during weekend 

Dav idfBeaver 
Staff Reporter 

It was a long, hard week 
led with highs and lows for 
ie Demon Volleyball team. 
ie Demons started the season 
uesday at Alabama, before 
iading to Denton, Texas for a 
urnament at the University of 
orth Texas. 

In the season opener 
uesday night, the Demons 
arted very slow and could 
iv er find the rhythm in a 15-4, 
5-3, 15-9 loss at the hands of 
le Crimson Tide. 

"We allowed Alabama to 
lv e a good start, and we were 
s tep slow in everything out 
ler e," Assistant Coach Mark 
)n es commented. "It was as 
w e were thinking maybe a bit 
P much, and not letting some 
f °ur instincts go." 

It was a match which saw 
the Demons earn negative 
attack percentages in the first 
two games. The Demons did 
hit .212 in the final game, but it 
wasn't enough to stop the 
Crimson Tide, who hit .241 in 
the final game. 

Freshman Lisa Abner 
recorded 8 kills, while Kim 
Hand added 6 kills and 5 digs. 
Missy Krause led the Demons 
with 14 assists. As a team, the 
Demons attacked at only a .047 
rate while the Crimson Tide hit 
.304 as a unit. 

"We need someone to step 
up in the passing department," 
Jones added. "We can't expect 
to be in the game when we 
commit 11 reception errors. If 
we make a lot of errors, the 
other team doesn't have to 
work that hard. We were a bit 
apprehensive and nervous. We 

just need more action and more 
communication on the court." 

In each of the three games 
against Rice, the Demons led, 
but Rice came back to win 
each, en route to a 15-12, 15-7, 
15-9 victory for the Owls. 

"We should have 
beaten Rice, and the girls know 
it," Demon head coach Mary 
DeJute said. "We made some 
mistakes that cost us." 

"It felt unorganized out 
there," Smith added. "We 
panicked a bit, and we just 
weren't consistent," 

The Demons hit .163 as a 
team, while Rice hit at a .304 
average. Kandice Washington 
led the way in that category, by 
hitting at a .583 rate and adding 
7 digs of her own. 

"They were very beatable, 
we just didn't execute, and we 
weren't serving strong," 

Washington said. There were 
some high points in the match, 
but the low points hurt us 

The Demons then played 
Baylor, who handed the 
Demons their second loss of the 
day, 15-1, 15-3, 15-6. 

The Demons committed 10 
reception errors, contrasted to 
Baylor's 2. 

Washington led the 
Demons with 5 kills, while 
Krause added 15 assists and 5 
digs. As a team, the Demons 
hit negatively for the match, 
attacking at a -.012 rate, while 
the Bears hit just .290. 

The Bears, however, were 
paced by Dana Atkinson and 
Elisha Polk, who each had 11 
kills, more than the total 
number the Demons could 
amass for the match. 

"We should have hung with 


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them. They are a very strong 
team, but we slacked off when 
we shouldn't have. Their 
offense was very fast paced, 
and they were very good," 
Washington noted. 

Saturday was much kinder 
to the Demons, who started the 
day by beating the host team, 
North Texas, 12-15, 15-11, 15- 
12, 15-5. 

The Demons attacked at 
only a .149 rate, but UNT could 
only hit .086. 

'The first game was more 
of a trial and error, but then 
things started going well, and 
we served more aggressive and 
the defense picked up," 
Washington said. 

Northwestern closed the 
Mean Green Classic with a win 
over a scrappy Centenary team, 
whom the Demons will face 
again on Tuesday, September 
22, in Shreveport. The Demons 
captured third place in the 
tournament with a 15-4, 15-6, 
15-6 victory. 

The Demons did not take 

Centenary lightly, but once 
they found the groove, things 
seemed to come a bit easier. 
The Demons hit .237 as a team, 
while forcing Centenary into 27 
attack errors and 14 reception 

Centenary hit -.070 for the 
match. Washington and Abner 
again led the Demons with 7 
kills each, while Krolczyk 
added 6. 

Krause had 24 assists, 
while Sondra Lima led The 
Demons with 6 digs. 

The Demons also served 
well, recording 14 service aces, 
including 4 by Kendra Peters. 

"We did pretty well the 
second day; we had a lot of 
people contribute," DeJute 
said. "We're playing better 
as a team now, we're getting 
there. Now we must work 
on what went wrong in this 
past tournament and get 
ready for this weekend (the 
SMU Tournament.)" 

Back to school 

Every day to* P nce S 

Vol. 8/ 



Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of 

Northwestern State University 

Vol. 87, No. 8, 10 page 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 15, 1998 

IM concerns heard in forum 

Courtney LaCou r 
Staff Reporter 

Students have just days 
left to decide whether to 
approve a referendum for a 
renovated Intramural 

The Student 
Government Association 
and the NSU Public Affairs 
Association sponsored a 
forum Monday in the 
Student Union Ballroom to 
answer students' questions 
about the referendum. 

Students will have the 
chance to vote Wednesday 
and Thursday on the 
referendum, which calls for 
the building to be expanded 
from 39,000 square feet to 
80,000 square feet. 

A four-member panel 
was on hand to address 
general topics on the 

Panel members were 
Luke Dowden, SGA 
president; Scott Bruscato, 
assistant director of student 
activities; W. K. Norman, 
facilities coordinator for the 
Physical Plant and Carl 
Henry, director of student 

Students were asked to 
write their questions on 
cards which were read to the 
panel by the moderator, Dr. 
Greg Granger, assistant 
professor of political 

"I think it's a very 
important issue," Granger 
told the audience. "It affects 
every single individual, and 
it also affects individuals 

who aren't students yet, 
because it's something that 
goes well into the future." 

General areas of concern 
expressed to the panel 
included IM parking, usage 
and the costs of the project. 

The estimated cost is 
$6.9 million, which will be 
paid for through a student 
assessed fee of $75 a 
semester for students who 
carry five or more credit 
hours in the fall and spring 
semesters, and for students 
who carry seven or more 
credit hours in the summer. 

"As we enter the next 
century, we need to be 
prepared for the increase in 
population and enrollment at 
our school," Dowden said. 
"One of the areas of 
education is physical 

If the referendum 
passes, students will start 
paying the $75 fee this 

Panel members told the 
audience the project should 
be completed within three or 
four years. 

One audience member 
told the panel that she was 
an out-of-state student who 
plans to graduate in May. 
Without introducing herself 
to the audience, the student 
said that if she is required to 
pay the $75 fee, she will not 
be able to afford tuition 
during her last semester of 

The student then asked 
panel members to consider 
making a grandfather clause 
to exclude some students 

from paying the fee. As 
soon as she finished making 
her comments, the student 
left the meeting. 

Several students wanted 
to know why the renovations 
could not be paid for by the 
University of Louisiana 
Board of Trustees. 

Panel members 
explained that former 
President Robert Alost 
attempted to appropriate 
funds from the board. 
However, money was 
refused because, 
traditionally, students had 
funded these types of 
projects through self- 
assessed fees. 

Senior Carmella 
Williams expressed her 
concerns to panel members 
about the need for other 
improvements for the 
University with regard to 
academics in particular. 

"We don't come to work 
out," Williams said. "We 
come to learn." 

In response, Henry told 
the audience that people 
come to college to do more 
than just attend classes. 
Going to college meant 
experiencing everything a 
university has to offer. 

Larry Collins, junior 
journalism major, came to 
Monday's forum to learn 
more about the referendum 
before making a final 
decision on which way to 
cast his vote. 

"I really didn't have a lot 
of background information, 
so I wanted to come out 
tonight and get both sides of 

Steve Evans 

Assistant Director of Student Activities Scott Bruscato and 
Physical Plant facilities coordinator W.K. Norman discussed the 
proposal for the renovation of the Intramural Building at a 
student forum that was held Monday. The referendum will be 
voted on this week. 

the issue," Collins said. 
"I'm still inclined to say no, 
because I don't think it was 
thought out. It needs to be 
revamped and presented 
again to the student body." 

Collins said the panel 
should have consisted of a 
wide range of people who 
represented both sides of the 

"I didn't really agree 
with the forum because both 
sides weren't addressed," 
Collins said. "The panel 
was only made up of people 
in support of the motion." 

Steve Evans 

Scott Bruscato and Luke Dowden answer students' 
questions regarding the IM renovations Monday night.w 

Andrea Lemoine 
Contributing Writer 

Saturday. Aug. 1, marked 
the beginning of the Annual 
Alumni Fund Drive 
sponsored by the office of 
Alumni Affairs. 

The Alumni Annual Fund 
Drive raises money for 
various Alumni Association 
functions, awards, 
scholarships and other 
projects throughout the year. 

Money raised through the 
fond also assists in honoring 
alumni through the Hail of 
Distinction, the Long Purple 
Line, the Golden Jubilee 
Celebration and distinguished 
faculty awards. 

The Hall of Distinction 
award is announced at 
homecoming every year, and 
the Golden Jubilee 
Celebration honors the 
iversity s 




A large port 
money raised tl 
fund drive goes 
scholarships totaling 
$16,000 awarded annv 

"We are ext 
pleased and gratified 
large response receive 
the past year," Steve 3 
director of Alumni t 
said. "So many 
respond to the fund 
letter that we feel that 
be able to reach oi 
again this year." 

The Annual Func 
is also responsible I 
activities in' 
homecoming aci 
alumni reunions, teac 
fairs, Greek event 
Retiree's Group and 
recruitment. Also, ; 
portion of the money 
provides assistance 

working Mathews named 

asst. band director 

faculty activities, 

of the The fund drive lasts all 

gh the year and consists of monetary 

toward gifts from alumni and friends 

nearly of the University, 

ualiy to Those who donate are 
eligible to receive a tax 

tremely deduction, the quarterly 

by the Alumni Columns magazine, as 

ed over well as other gifts based on 

Horton, the size of the donation. 

Affairs, The Annual Fund Drive 

alumni is a way for alumni and 

d drive friends of the University to 

we will give back to the school that 

ur goal has given to them. 

Since its inception, the 

ive fund has supported every 

the student's education in one 

tes. Donations can be made to 

job the Alumni Association 

the Annual Fund, 

tent For more information, 

rge call tS&8) 799-6486. 

Debra J. Parker 
Contributing Writer 

in the area of curriculum. 

Dr. Ray Wallace app 
as acting departmen 

The Spirit of 
Northwestern Marching 
Band is playing to the 
beat of a different 
drummer this year. 

Jeffrey Mathews is 
now the assistant band 
director for the fall 
marching band and one 
of the spring wind 
ensemble concert bands. 
The position was created 
to allow Bill Brent, band 
director, more time to 
focus on administrative 
duties and help establish 
the new music education 
curriculum, as he hopes to 
make a difference, particularly 

t head 

"The band is probably 
the best band in the state. 
LSU gets most of the 
attention, but we're 
probably the best kept 
secret in the South!" 

Jeffrey Mathews 
Assistant Band Director 

Krk rollirKworth 
Sports Editor 

Dr. Ray Wallace has been 
Hade the acting head of the 
j^partment of Language and 


"I am really excited about 
^king the position," Wallace 
said. "We plan to enhance and 
solidify our department." 

Wallace replaced Dr. Garry 
*°ss, who left to take the 
Position of executive director of 
College 1 at Texas A & M- 
Ki ngsville. 

Wallace previously held the 
position but left the department 
to take the job of head of the 
Scholars' College which 
became open during the middle 
of the semester. 

At one point, the language 
and communication department 
ranked among the top in the 

"When the state was 
looking at departments to 
duplicate, ours was near the top 
of the list," Wallace added. "We 
were second on the list right 
behind LSU. That is 


Wallace has plans for the 
department, starting with 
student exchanges with other 

"We plan to have 
exchanges with some 
universities in Ireland," Wallace 
voiced. "I also want to attract 
more international students 
from abroad, so they can learn 
about American culture in an 
American environment." 

Wallace also plans to 
upgrade the computer labs that 

See Wallace Page 3 

"I plan on maintaining the 
high standards that have 
already been established," 
Mathews said. 

Mathews began teaching 
Instrumental Music Methods 
this semester. This class 
teaches students how to be a 
band director. 

"It is a much needed class, 
and he is a wonderful teacher," 
Cherissa Legendre, president 
of Music Educators National 
Conference, said. "I can't 
believe people graduated from 
this school without it. The 
members of MENC are very 
excited about his teaching 

Mathews, an alumnus, was 
the band director at Rosepine 
High School for seven years 
and was the band director at a 
high school in Garland, Texas 
for four years. 

Earning the rank of second 

lieutenant, Mathews is the 
conductor of the 531st 
Air Force Band in the 
Texas Air National 
Guard based in Dallas. 

Regarding, his return, 
Mathews said that he 
wanted to join his 

"Ever since I 
graduated from here in 
1990, I've thought of 
coming back," Mathews 
said. "Bill Brent is my 
mentor, inspiration and 
friend. Working for him 
is going to be a great 
experience. The band is 
probably the best band 
in the state. LSU gets 
most of the attention, but we're 
probably the best kept secret in 
the South!" 

The band members appear 
to be excited that Mathews 
returned to his alma mater. 

"Mr. Mathews has made 
an instant impact," Josue 
Rodriguez, drum major, said. 
"He has brought life and spirit 
back into the Spirit of 
Northwestern. He has brought 
a fresh perspective to both the 
playing and marching band 
rehearsals," Derek Carson, 
trumpet player, said. 

Mathews writes the 
halftime shows at the football 
games. The first show took 
place on Saturday, Sept. 5. 

Mathews and the Spirit of 
Northwestern invite all 
students, friends and families 
to join them as they rock on 
with the Demons! 


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CampUS Connections I New program approved 

SGA Elections: The Student Government Association will hold elections 
on Wednesday and Thursday in the Student Union from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m 


a OmicrOIl Pi: Hi Alphas! I'm sure you're all excited about our 
Boys and Girls Club luau on the Thursday at 3 p.m. Don't forget to change 
into your brightest Hawaiian outfits for the Theta Chi luau at 7 
p.m.! Reminder for new members: Leadership Council will be meeting on 
Thursday at 6:30. All of you ladies in red be sure to show some of our 
awesome Alpha spirit at the pep rally Friday at 10:00 p.m. Everyone make 
sure you've invited your parents and alumni to the picnic Saturday from 
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Happy belated birthday to Aimee Springer and Tiffany 
Jeansonne. We love you! Thought for the week: Character is revealed in 
the little things-- who you are when no one is watching. Alpha Love and 

NSU Horse Show Team: The Intercollegiate Horse Show 

Team is looking for students to join. The IHSA team competes in horse 
shows with colleges and universities from Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. 
Some knowledge of horses is required. No horse is required, but other 
equipment will be supplied. Interested students need to call Tori Tarver at 
357-5611 or email by Wednesday, September 23. 

in applied sociology 

Dana Gonzales 
Staff Reporter 

The Curriculum Review 
Committee has approved a 
new concentration in applied 

"This move not only 
reflects changes globally but 
in the sociology program," Dr. 
Roland Pippin, professor of 
sociology, said. 

The new concentration 
includes a six-hour practicum 
in the senior year. Students 
will work with the practicum 
supervisor to determine 

Upon completion of the 
applied program and 
practicum, students may be 
eligible for certification by the 
American Academy of 
Professional Sociological 

Many state agencies are 
now requiring degrees in 
applied sociology. State 
agencies and the private sector 

This move not only 
reflects changes 
globally but in the 
sociology program." 

Dr. Roland Pippin 
Sociology Professor 

nationally recognize 
certification by AAPSP. 

General areas of 
certification include 
gerontology, criminal justice, 
urban planning, geriatrics, 
mental health, organizational 
development, chemical 

dependency, medical 
sociology, population, 
marriage and family, race, 
class and gender. 

Those who receive a 
degree and certification in 
applied sociology will be 
designated Certified 
Sociological Practitioners. 
However, in order to keep the 
certification, an individual 
must complete 15 hours of 
continuing education per year. 

The University plans to 
ask for a site visit from the 
Society for Applied Sociology 
in an effort to obtain 

Certain requirements 
must be met before entering 
the practicum. 

Any student who is 
interested in this program 
should contact Dr. Pippin in 
office 343C of Kyser Hall. 

Articulation Workshop held for high school counselors 

Approximately 100 counselors and college reps were welcomed by President Webb and Chris Maggio 

C rystal Swanner 
Staff Reporter 

The Office of Admissions 
and Recruiting held an 
articulation workshop for high 
school counselors from Central 
Louisiana last Wednesday. 

The Admissions Office 
hosted approximatley 100 high 
school counselors and college 
representatives. The workshop 
started with a breakfast provided 

by the Louisiana Education 
Loan Authority. 

President Randall Webb and 
Director of Enrollment Services 
Chris Maggio welcomed the 

After the welcome, the 
counselors could chose to attend 
two of four sessions provided. 
The Counseling and Career 
Services office hosted two of 
these sessions. 

One session each was held 

for crisis counseling and career 
planning. These sessions 
provided high school counselors 
with the opportunity to see what 
is offered to students in college 
and to leam how to offer the 
same services to high school 

Another session allowed the 
counselors to discuss important 
scholarship procedures with 
college representatives from 
around the state. 

After these informational 
sessions were over, a TOPS 
financial aid update was given 
by Sigmund Morel form the 
Louisiana Office of Student 
Financial Affairs. Morel spoke 
about the new requirements and 
procedures that students will 
have to meet and follow in order 
to qualify for the TOPS 
scholarship next year. This 
meeting was followed by a 
lunch provided by LACRAO, 

Whitney Bank and Bank One. 

During the afternoon Jana 
Lucky, Director of Admissions 
and Recruiting, handled the 
scheduling for the 1999 college 
programs. She has also prepared 
several other workshops that 
will be held in others regions of 
the state. 

"Jana Lucky and her staff 
did an outstanding job of 
coordinating this event and 
represented Northwestern well," 

Maggio said. 

"It is always good to have 
counselors on our campus, 
Lucky added. "The workshop 
was a great opportunity to show 
our beautiful campus. I feel sure 
that the counselors left with a 
good impression and will relay 
their positive experience here to 
their students." 

Overall, Lucky said the 
Admissions Office is happy with 
the results of the workshop. 

Kyser Hall project 
coming to close 

Excess bricks used around campus 

Dana Gonzale s 
Staff Reporter 

The bricking project in 
front of Kyser Hall should be 
finished by the end of the 
Thanksgiving holiday. 

According to W.K. 
Norman, coordinator of 
facilities, the project is 
scheduled for completion in 
two to three months. The state- 
funded work has been 
contracted to an outside 
agency, OS. Johnson. While 
the project is being completed, 
excess bricks will be used to 
build crosswalks throughout 
the campus. 

The new walks will 
comply with the Americans 
with Disabilities Act and allow 
students greater freedom of 
movement on campus. 

There are no plans, 

however, to finish the 
flowerbed outside of Kyser 

According to Jerry Smith, 
superintendent of grounds, 
plumbing plans have halted 
construction of the bed. 

There has been no 
requisitioning of bulbs, dirt or 
necessary irrigation equipment 
for the project. 

After drainage concerns 
have been resolved, 
construction will resume. 

The ground next to the 
building has been barren for 
some time creating dust clouds 
during dry weather and mud 
puddles during wet spells. 

The purchase of campus 
plants is generally done in the 
fall, as harsh weather 
conditions prevents planting at 
other times. 

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Loose bricks like these will be used in other places around 
campus while the completion of the Kyser Hall brick project 
takes place. The project should be completed by the end of the 
Thanksgiving holiday. 

Dana Gonzales 
Staff Reporter 

The Department of 
Sociology will be awarding 
new scholarships in the fall. 
Marion Loftin, alumnus, left 
the department a considerable 
gift upon his death. Loftin 
taught for many years at the 
University of Mississippi 
before ascending to the 
position of vice president of 
the University. 

"1 am toid from 
colleagues who knew him 
well, that he was, in fact, a 
giant of a man, literally and 
figuratively," Roland Pippin, 

professor os sociology, said 
"He was a man of no 
pretenses. His legacy is that 
of a true scholar and a true 
altruist, witnessed by his gift 
to NSU and especially to 
sociology majors." 

The number of 
scholarships available is not 
yet known. A departmental 
committee is currently in 
place to decide how the 
scholarships will be awarded. 

Any student interested 
should contact Dr. Pippin in 
Kyser Hall, office 343C. or by 
e-mail at 

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CAAP tests gauge students' Wallace 
effectiveness in academics 

• • • 

Shawn T. Hornsby 
News Editor 

The results of the 
Collegiate Assessment of 
Academic Progress test are 
providing a base to gauge the 
University's effectiveness in 

Dr. Neelam Kher of the 
Planning and Assessment 
Office received CAAP results 
this summer from the spring 
and fall semesters of 1997. 

Kher said the scores are 
not a reflection of the entire 
University, but of the small 
percentage of students who 
actually took the test. For 
example, 368 students took the 
writing part of the CAAP test 
in the spring of 1997. 

Students are asked to take 

the CAAP test as a way to 
measure the quality of 
education provided from year 
to year. Even though there are 
other assessment tests, Kher 
said the 

CAAP was 
because it is 
of the 

"We are 
looking at the 
CAAP results 
to determine 
how students 
Kher said. 

Improvements are 
measured by comparing 

CAAP scores to ACT scores in 
the corresponding subject. 

Results showed thatalmost 
half of the students are 
performing at the national 
average in 
the writing, 
math and 
science parts 
of the CAAP. 
In the writing 
and science 
sections, 44 
percent of 
reached the 
average or 
higher, while 
only 38 

"The key is to encourage 
students to do their best. 
We try to add value to 
student education. We 
want to be able to say our 
students scored higher 
than they were projected 
to do." 

Dr. Randall J. Webb 
University President 

Sabine Hall gets 
major renovations 

Stephanie Martin 
Contributing Reporter 

Sabine Hall has 
undergone major changes. In 
addition to going co-ed, one 
of the campus' largest dorms 
is currently the site of a 
large-scale renovation. 

According to Francis 
Conine, director of auxiliary 
services, several 
improvements have already 
been made to Sabine Hall. 
Over the summer, rooms 
were repainted, new light 
fixtures were installed and 
leaky showers were replaced 
with efficient ones.. 

One resident, however, 
feels that the efforts to 
improve Sabine Hall could 
have been greater. 

"I really don't think they 
renovated that much." junior 
Belinda Williams, said. She 
is a first-time resident of 
Sabine Hall. "I visited my 
friends there when I was a 
freshman, and the only 
changes you can really tell 
they made are in the 

Renovations to Sabine, 
however, are not quite 
complete. Plans are also 
underway to convert the 
lobby into several study 
rooms for residents. 
Although this particular 
project is not yet finished, 
Conine says she is hopeful 
that progress on this will 
resume shortly. 

Sabine Hall will also be 
the site of the first of two 
computer labs to be built for 
students' use. This project is 
part of a campus- wide effort 
to install computer labs in all 

"We started with Rapides 
and Sabine, because most of 
our students live in [those 
dorms]," Conine explained. 

Currently, Boozman Hall 
is being wired in preparation 
for installation of a computer 
lab. It is next on the priority 
list because the distance from 
it to the nearest computer lab 
is quite some distance. 

Conine hopes that all 
dorms will have functioning 
computer labs by the end of 
this school year. 

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percent reached it in math. 

"I commend those 
students who scored at or 

above the national average," 
President Randall Webb said. 
"We feel we have an 
outstanding faculty." 

The creators of the ACT 
and CAAP tests will send all 
students who performed at or 
above the national average a 
certificate of achievement. 

According to Webb, the 
CAAP is a tool used to make 
changes in the curriculum that 
will add value to a student's 

"The key is to encourage 
students to do their best," 
Webb said. "We try to add 
value to student education. 
We want to be able to say our 
students scored higher than 
they were projected to do." 

the department already has. 

"We have computer labs 
that work most of the time," 
Wallace continued. "I would 
like to improve on what we 
have. I also would like to start 
a desktop publishing lab for 
students who need such 
software. This is one of the 
more content and relaxed 
faculties I have worked with. 
However, this is also one of 
the more productive. 
Professors will have a variety 
of courses that they can teach." 

"I am happy that Dr. 
Wallace got the job," English 
student Andrea Lemoine said. 
"Dr. Wallace is a great 
professor. I have him for two 
classes, and he brings a great 
atmosphere with him in the 
classroom. He is very easy to 
work with. He takes time out 
of his busy schedule to help 

students with problems." 

The acting department 
head also sees great things 
happening in the area of 

"I am really excited about 
getting grants," Wallace noted. 
"We have a lot of faculty 
writing grants and publishing 
things all of the time." 

Wallace will continue 
teaching and plans to schedule 
meetings around classes. 

"In all, we plan to increase 
enrollment," Wallace ended. 
"English is a great major 
which many lawyers and 
management personnel have 
when they attend graduate 

We are going to hire more 
faculty. With more faculty, a 
higher enrollment and a 
variety of courses, we will be 

'New Faces' program 
showcases new talent 

Courtney LaCour 

Staff Reporter 

Freshmen and transfer 
theater students will display 
their talents this week at the 
annual New Faces program. 

This year's program will 
be held today at 7 p.m. in 
Theatre West. All students are 
invited to attend. 

Dr. Vicki Parrish, assistant 
professor of theater, said the 
annual program is a chance for 
students to display their talent 
or technical expertise in a 

particular field. 

"For many, this is their first 
time on stage," Parrish said. 

The program will begin 
with a group opening number 
directed by Dr. Jack Wann, 
theater director. Students will 
then give an individual 
performance directed by 

Parrish said 47 students 
will give a 90-second 
performance that could include 
singing, acting, dancing or 
playing a musical instrument. 

New Faces is more than an 

opportunity to meet new 
students. It is also a chance for 
people to preview what talents 
await the theater program. 

"We usually have about 35 
students," Parrish said. "Their 
talent is superb. This is one of 
the most outstanding classes as 
a whole." 

Both old and new theater 
students are hard at work 
preparing for the upcoming 
production of George 
Gershwin's Crazy for You. The 
tap musical, which will be held 
Oct. 8-11, is relying on the 

talents of experienced theater 
students as well as freshmen 
and transfers. 

Rebecca Brettel, a transfer 
student from the University of 
New Orleans, is dance captain 
for the show. Brettel said she 
has enjoyed her short time with 
the theater program and is 
looking forward to her first 
production at the University. 

"It's wonderful that 
everyone wants to work 
together," Brettel said. "I've 
gotten a good sense of family 
from the theater." 

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necessarily express the opinions 

Elections are supposed to measure 
how a population feels about a 
particular subject or get into office the 
person who is the people's choice. 
Many times in today's society, elections 
are not reflective of the population 
because the majority of people don't 
turn out to vote. 

People complain about how bad the 
political situation is, but on election 
day, they do not show up at the polls. 
People who do not exercise their right 
to vote have no right complaining about 
the way things are. 

If elections are to work, we all have 
to get out and vote. If you do not know 
much about the particular issue or 
election, take time and learn what you 
can. It is important for everyone to be 
involved in the political process. 

This week elections will be held for 
SGA positions and a new wellness and 
recreation center. 

There is little argument that there 
are important issues on the line for the 
students' approval. In the next two 
days, new SGA senators will be elected 
as well as a new SGA treasurer. All of 
this is in addition to the big issue of the 
Intramural Referendum. The bottom 
line is that whether you like the 
candidates or not, and whether you are 
for the IM proposal or against it, you 
need to speak your mind. Put your 
money where your mouth is and vote. 

On Wednesday and Thursday, the 
destiny of the new IM building is in our 
hands; whether it passes or fails does 
not matter, because the point is that we 
must have a good turnout at the poll. 


The SGA makes a numerous 
amount of bills for the students to vote 
on. In the past the turn out on voting has 
been pretty bad. Everything you like or 
dislike has been voted on, whether you 
voted or not. 

Voting is easy and painless. There 
is really no excuse except pure, 

unadulterated apathy. If you abstain 
from exercising your right to vote, than 
you have no grounds to complain, 
regardless of the outcome. 

Abstaining means you have no 
opinion. This is sad considering that 
this country is founded on the rights to 
express your opinion. 

T he Naked Trut h 
Andrew Kolb 

There has been a lot of 
buzz going around campus 
lately about the upcoming vote 
on the new IM building. Many 
people are quite passionate 
about their support for this 
referendum. I, on the other 
hand, am not. 

I will not argue with 
anyone about our need for a 
new facility. Our current 
facilities have the charm of a 
Medieval dungeon. I will, 
however, argue about the way 
that our institution proposes we 
go about the renovation. 

I'm not going to say that 
the plan is not well thought out, 
because it is. It is probably the 
fastest way to get a new IM 

I think that it is wrong on 
principle. The SGA as well as 
the many people in the 
administration want us to asses 
ourselves $75 per semester for 
the next 25 years to fund this 
project. The problem I have 
with this is that we already pay 
plenty of money to attend here. 

As president of the Alumni 
Association, I take this 
opportunity to express my 
unequivocal support for the 
proposed new wellness and 
recreation center and 
encourage students to vote for 
the project in this week's 

Northwestern has made 
extraordinary progress in 
academics, athletics and 
overall excellence in recent 
years, and a facility for 
wholesome and enjoyable 
physical activities would 
provide expanded 
opportunities for the university 

I'm not paying for IM 

When a student pays 
tuition, it is like any other 
business transaction. The 
student is the customer and all 
e school's services should be 
included in this price. Sure, 
you have options like different 
meal plans, but all fees should 
be covered by tuition. 

I am not fool enough to 
believe that our school can be 
run on tuition alone. If it were, 
we would pay much more, and 
this would be a private school. 

This is a state owned and 
operated school. The whole 
idea behind state schools is to 
provide a reasonably priced 
education. They are able do 
this, because the state provides 
the rest of the money that is lost 
from lowering tuition. 

My point is that I have 
already paid for IM facilities as 
well as all the other services a 
school provides. The fact that 
our present facilities stink is not 
my fault; it is the state's fault. 
We (or our parents) have paid 
taxes and tuition, and now are 

asked to kick in some extra 
money to pay for a facility that 
should have been here long 
before now. 

At some point in time, our 
state government decided that 
higher education was not a 
priority. Now someone has 
decided that every time a state 
school needs some capital 
improvement, it is the students' 
duty to pay for it. IT IS NOT 

Proponents of the 
referendum say that other state 
schools have been forced to 
assess themselves for their 
facilities. That is no comfort to 
me because the fact that we and 
other state schools in Louisiana 
have to do this is a symptom 
that our education system is 
screwed up. Do schools our 
size in say, Kansas, force their 
students to pay for capital 
improvements? I don't know, 
but that's who we need to be 
compared to. 

Last year the SGA gave 

Letter to the Editor 

to attract new students and 
enhance campus life at a time 
when student recruitment is 
becoming increasingly 

Other universities across 
the state and nation have 
special facilities for intramural 
programs and other physical 
fitness and wellness activities, 
because those experiences are 
becoming more important not 
just in the lives of university 
students but in society as a and 

Just as Northwestern 
students did more than two 
decades ago in approving fees 

for a golf course and recreation 
complex to serve future 
generations of students, those 
who are currently enrolled 
have an opportunity to enhance 
and enrich the university for 
years to come by voting for 
proposed wellness and 
recreation center. 

Because the university 
already has existing intramural 
facilities in an excellent 
location that can be renovated 
expanded, the proposed 
center could become a campus 
showplace that will stand for 
decades as a source of pride for 
the university and its students 

$100,000 (which came from 
student fees) to the library. 
Why? Because the state 
doesn't provide enough money 
for books to our library. Why 
do we have to keep footing the 
bill for the state? I guess the 
state government figures that as 
long as we'll keep coughing up 
money and not complaining, 
they've got it made. 

By voting for this 
referendum, you're saying 
'The state has squandered my 
tax money as well as my 
parents money. They have also 
mismanaged my tuition. But all 
that is OK. I'll just hand over 
some more money and take it 
on the chin for Northwestern." 

Well, I can't do that. I'm 
tired of living in a state that's 
government neglects higher 
education and expects me to 
pick up its slack. Our 
government needs a wake up 

This referendum won't 
change the course of history, 
but voting "no" is a start. 

and especially for current 
students who demonstrate the 
vision and foresight to make 
the new recreation complex a 

Please take advantage of 
this opportunity to continue the 
progress and pride that have 
been so prevalent at 
Northwestern in recent years. 
Vote for the wellness and 
recreation center to make your 
alma mater and even greater 
university in the 21st century. 

Thank You. 

Tommy Chester, President 
NSU Alumni Association 

The whipping post 
by Wes Whipp 

From the Editor 

For the past few 
weeks, a common topic of 
discussion has been the IM 
referendum. There has been 
an endless flurry of 
information bombarding the 
psyche of all students. I feel 
it is imperative to provide 
everyone with a condensed 
version of the plan for their 

The overall plan is to 
transform the 39,000 sq. foot 
IM building into an 80,000 
sq. foot facility. The WRAC, 
as it is known, will have 

many desirable attributes. An 
indoor track, a daycare center 
and a multipurpose area for 
lounging will be some of the 
more attractive features of 
the facility. 

The building is expected 
to be completed no later than 
2002 if, everything goes as 

These things come at a 
price. The total cost of the 
facility after payoff will be an 
estimated $12,548,738. This 
figure includes construction, 
planning and generated 

interest. Yearly operation of 
the complex was estimated at 

All students taking more 
than five hours in both the 
fall and spring semesters and 
seven hours in the summer 
will be assessed $75. The 
application of the fees will 
begin in the spring if the 
referendum is approved. The 
$75 fee will have two 
purposes; $42 will be used to 
cover production cost, and 
the remaining $33 will be 
used to cover the yearly 

operation costs of the 
facilities. At the end of the 25 
years, the $42 fee will be 
abolished, leaving the $33 to 
remain. In short, there will 
be approximately $22.5 
million generated from the 
proposed plan. 

Here are the facts as they 
stand; Do what you will with 
them. Whether for or against 
does not concern me, but the 
voice of the student body 
must be expressed. Exercise 
the right to express your 
views. Vote. 

Tuesday, September 15, 1998 

Current Sauce 

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Stacey ready for new position 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

Mary Edith Stacey was 
recently named the Director of 
Auxiliary Services, and with 
her new position, she inherits a 
host of challenges. 

Stacey takes over the 
reigns of the post in the midst 
of several projects. Among 
them is the current painting of 
the Rapides lobby, the 
renovation of Sabine Hall's 
lobby, and she is also working 
on the privatizaation of the 
residence halls. 

This privatization is the 
same as that which has 

occurred with the food 
services, the University's 
bookstore and the vending 
machines on campus. A private 

company is hired out to 
maintain and manage daily 

When asked how this 
would affect the student life in 
the dormitories, Stacey said 
that the plans were still in 
developmental stages, and that 
it was too early to say. Stacey 
started attending meetings 
with companies regarding this 
on Monday 

Stacey made it clear that 
this is a long term project and 
will take about two to three 
years before it is 
implemented, if it will be. 

Also, there has been a $160 
increase to live in the residence 
halls. This increase was put 
into place by the State Board 

of Trustees before Stacey took 
her position. Stacey said that 
there also will be another 
increase in the near future. 
While the exact amount is not 
known, it will be similar to the 
one that has already taken 

Stacey said that the 
increase in dorm fees will be 
used for projects like the 
remodeling of Sabine Hall's 
lobby, the Accent computer 
lab added to Rapides Hall as 
well as the soon to be added 
security system there. The rest 
will be used for for general 

"We have older residence 
halls on this campus that are in 
need of general maintenance," 

Stacey said. Some of this 
maintenance includes new 
doors,locks,plumbing, and the 
painting of walls. 

Mandy Eaton, a graduate 
student and the CAPA Wing 
House Director, said of the 
increase, "If it's coming back 
to the students, then I think it's 

Not everyone takes news 
of increase very well, however. 
Carey Grigsby, a sophomore, 
said, " I feel that we are 
already overcharged and I 
don't feel that fees should be 

Stacey says that the 
biggest change facing NSU in 
terms of residence halls this 
semester is the addition of the 

CAPA Wing to the Sabine 
residence hall. This addition 
made Sabine a co-educational 

When asked if there 
where any ideas that she 
personally wanted to see done, 
Stacey said " I really like the 
concept of the CAPA Wing 
because it allows students 
who are there to learn to be 
together." Stacey also believes 
in bringing in more 
educational things into the 
residence halls, like the Accent 
Lab in Rapides. 

Stacey received a 
Bachelor's degree in 
Accounting in 1991 from NSU 
as well as Master's degree in 
Education in 1996. 

BSU members attend rally in New Orleans 

Becky Shumake 
Staff Reporter 

Several students spent their 
Labor Day weekend focusing 
their attention on growing as 
Christians through 
CrossSeekers Covenant living. 

Around 40 members of 
Baptist Student Union (BSU) 
joined over 4,000 college 
students in New Orleans for 
CrossSeekers: A Celebration of 
the Covenant. The weekend's 
activities included speakers, 
conferences and concerts. 

These events served as a 
kick-off rally for a movement 
of college students 
characterized by the Cross 
Seeker Covenant. 

Cesar Isgitt, a sophomore 
Psychology major and member 
of the BSU, attended the rally. 

"On the campus level, I 
hope the CrossSeekers will be a 
spiritual awakening for students 
to realize the necessity of Jesus 
Christ in their lives, " Isgitt 
said. "On a personal level, I 
pray that it will be a call for a 
greater commitment from every 

The CrossSeeker Covenant 
includes six major areas: 
Integrity, Spiritual Growth, 
Witness, Service, Purity and 
Christlike Relationships. The 
covenant challenges students to 
a deeper commitment to these 
six areas. 

According to Bill Collins, 
Northwestern's Director of 
Baptist Student Ministries, the 
BSU will be meeting weekly to 
study the six points of the 
covenant. "I think college 
students as a whole did not see 
in their parents a deep level of 
commitment to Christ. 

CrossSeekers is reactionary to 
that as students find their faith 
and how to express it," Collins 

CrossSeekers is open to 
students of any denomination. 
Even students who did not 
attend the kick-off rally are 
welcome to take part. There are 
currently around 150 students 
participating in CrossSeekers 
and their is still room for more. 

CrossSeekers meets at the 
BSU every Wednesday at 8:30 
p.m. The worship is entirely 
student led and includes praise 
music, discussion and bible 

study. Following services, 
accountability groups will be 
meeting. These groups will be 
used to assist students in their 
attempt to be a part of covenant 

"I pray that there is a 
spiritual awakening of all 
Christians taking a stand for 
what thev believe, in." BSU 

president Jennifer Hill said. "I 
hope the campus is awakened to 
the fact that God is here and he 
is evident." 

Anyone with questions 
about the CrossSeekers can 
contact the BSU at 352-5464 or 
Jennifer Hill at 357-4111. The 
BSU can be reached by e-mail at 
BSU (3>alnha. nsula.edn. 

This year's Varsity Cheerleaders include: Front row: (Lto R) Sandy Kilpatrick, Lydia 
Starns, Melissa Zande, Abbey Norwood, Laura Turner, Tara Ragsdale, Lori Miller, and 
Natasha Meadors (Captain). Back Row (Lto R): Bart Miller, Steve Evans, Ben Beebe, 
Tim Traylor, Tom Mesloh, Joey Hinderberger, Dennis Franklin, and Josh Merritt (Captain) 




Emily Leonard 
Contributing Writer 

Over two-hundred Greeks 
will return to Northwestern 
Sate University on Sept. 18-19 
for the All Greek Alumni 
Reunion, hosted by NSU's 
Office of Alumni Affairs and 
Student Activities. 

"It is basically the first 
time that we have attempted to 
bring back all of the 
Northwestern Greek Alumni," 
Steve Horton, Director of 
Alumni Affairs, said. "This is 
the largest reunion we have 
hosted. We are very positive 
about it." 

The All Greek Reunion 
will be reuniting some chapters 
that are no longer active on 
campus. The response from 
alumni has been 

overwhelming, according to 
Reatha Cox, Assistant Director 
of Student Activities. 

"Well over 200 have 
already registered for the 
weekend. The numbers are 
climbing each day," Cox said. 
"We have had such positive 
comments from each alumni 
who have registered already. 
We have received an RSVP 
from as far away as Alaska. 

Friday night will begin the 
festivities with an All Greek 

for this 

Reception in the Student Union 
Ballroom hasted by the 
Interfraternity Council, 
Panhellenic, and the National 
Order of Omega. Following 
the reception will be the 
"Demon's Come out at Night" 
pep rally. 

Saturday, the Alumni will 
spend time with their 
respective chapters from 10 
a.m. to 3 p.m. Greek alumni 
can then tailgate up until game 
time outside of Turpin 
Stadium. Complimentary 
tickets will be given to the 
Alumni and their families to 
watch NSU play Henderson 

Cox and Horton hope that 
this will become an annual 
event for alumni to look 
forward to coming to with their 

"This is the first time we 
have ever pulled the Greeks 
together, but it is bringing with 
them a wealth of student 
involvement," Horton added. 
"They have always been so 
visible on campus in all 

There is no cost for the 
weekend. For more 

information, contact Steve 
Horton at (318) 357-4414 or 
Reatha Cox at (318) 357-6511. 

Current Quotes" 

Do you think it is important for students to vote? 

" I think it is important because if 
we want anything done it's up to 
the students to make those 

Tiffany Walker 

"If students want the right to 
complain, they need to take their 
right to vote." 

Sarah Murff 

"It is very important for students to 
vote. Voting is the catalyst that sets 
our ideas in motion. If you don't vote, 
your opinion does not get counted with 
the others and you lose your right to 

David McFarland 

"I think it's important for students 
to vote because if they want things 
to change they need to voice their 

Kadokrayia Beckworth 

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Tuesday, September 15, 1998 


Celebrity Skin : the evolution of Hole 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Reporter 

Celetmty Skin 


Forget, if you will ( if you 
can), the past four years. Forget 
the movies, the magazines, the 
makeovers and even Kurt 
what's-his-name. Let us travel 
back in time to a more angst- 
ridden and manic depressive 
period in all of our lives. I like 
to call it high school. 

Remember the first time 
you heard Courtney Love 
scream? I sure do. Wasn't it 
magical? Somebody out there 
was just as pissed off, confused, 
and bored as the rest of us. 
"Someday you will ache like I 
ache," she said, and each of us 
thought of that person in our 

lives that 

Now let us return 
to the present. 
Four years was a 
long time wasn't 
it? We've all come 
a long way and 
now Hole is back. 
They've come a 
long way too. 

The new album, 
Celebrity Skin, is 
a chronicle of the 
evolution not just 
of Courtney 
Love's life, but 
our own as well. 

Is the old 
angst still there? 
Sure it is, but 
we've all learned 
a few things. 
Anger without 
direction and pain 

she was singing meaning or understanding gets evolution and music is the 

without us nowhere. Life is an sound our lives make. 

I'll admit I was skeptical 
when I first picked 
up this album. 
Yes, the music has 
changed, but 
haven't we all? 
The important 
thing is that the 
magic is still 

A band very 
rarely releases an 
album that is 
excellent all the 
way through, but a 
band who can do 
this twice in a row 
is almost unheard 

Every single 
track on Celebrity 
Skin roars with 
life and love and 
pain and anger. 
Every single track spun out the 

evolution of a generation. 

Every single track spoke to me. 

To all of us. How many 

different ways can I say that 

this album is superb? 

And this is coming from a 


I usually pick a few songs that 
i was particularly impressed 
with, but this time I found 
myself unable to pick any song 
that I was less impressed with 
than any other. My only 
disappointment was that there 
were only twelve songs to be 
fascinated with. 

So don't wait even if you have 
to sell everything but your 
stereo to get the money. Go and 
find Celebrity Skin. If you don't 
agree that this is one of the best 
albums you've heard in a long 
time then feel free to send your 
copy to me. What are you 
waiting for? Go. 

Twelve easy steps to being a car-jacker 

Sean Woods 
Staff Reporter 

Grand Theft Auto 

(Sony Playstation) 
Take-Two Interactive 
Software, Inc. 

Welcome to the world of 
Grand Theft Auto, a game 
where you can steal some poor 
sap's car to make drug runs, hits 
or simply wreak total 
destruction. You perform all 

these misdeeds while trying to 
outrun the friendly law 
enforcement officers of the city. 

This game is intended for 
mature players (17 and over), 
so all you youngsters out there 
might as well just skip this 

This game is about 
imaginary violence. I repeat, 
it's not real. 

A lot of people will 
condemn this game because of 
its content without even having 
played it. There is a line 
between imaginary violence 
and real violence with the latter 

not physically hurting anybody 
in the real world. Now, on to 
the review. 

The game's three cities 
have a combined total of 6,000 
km of roads to rampage 
throughout. You can pick your 
own thug (I like Bubba!) from a 
group of four deviants. 

The premise of the game 
involves going to certain 
payphones and doing various 
jobs for the boss. Those jobs are 
usually located on the other 
side of town, so walking there 
would take forever. Pick some 
car off the street (except the cop 

cars), pull the driver out, and 
make tracks toward your 

Some missions have 
certain time limits which must 
be completed before the end, or 
you risk facing the loss of 
money and possibly the loss of 
face. Beat up that car too much 
and you'll be kissing sky as 
you're launched in the air from 
those nasty little gas tank 
explosions (Ouch). 

And yes, there are those 
pesky pedestrians walking 
around getting in your way 
while you're barreling down 

the sidewalk at 170 mph. 

But don't think you can 
just start crunching away with 
that vehicle you (ahem) 
borrowed. The cops are on to 
you, buddy. With the handy 
police scanner in your pocket, 
you can find out exactly when 
the police are going to take the 
time to hunt you down. 

If you create mass chaos, it 
will usually lead to the whole 
police squad armed with nifty 
machine guns and roadblocks 
to end this lovely career. If 
you're lucky, they'll just throw 
you in the slammer and take 

away your A-K . However, 
there are bribes hidden in crates 
to make the cops look the other 
way. Oops! 

The graphics and controls 
may be the game's only 
downfalls. You'd expect the 
visuals to be a little bit better on 
such a system as the 
Playstation, but the designers 
may have been concentrating 
more on the gameplay. 

As any true gamer knows, 
top-level gameplay is the 
number one priority when it 
comes to having fun. 



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If We Only Knew Then 
What We Know Now 
Metal Blade Records 

Who do most people 
consider to be the greatest and 
most influential bass player of 
all time? BILLY SHEEHAN, 
that's who! 

And what's the name of 
Billy's original band, the one 
started in 1974 — long before 
Sheehan's days with David Lee 
Roth and Mr. Big? Why, it's 
TALAS, of course! 

Yet the fact remains that 
Talas unfortunately fell by the 
wayside sometime in the early 
80s after having recorded a 
mere two albums, their self- 
titled debut and "Sink Your 
Teeth Into That." 

Sheehan, a member of 
Guitar Player's prestigious 
"Gallery of Greats," recently 
got Talas' original members 
together for the first time in 15 
years for a one-night-only show 
in Buffalo. Luckily, Metal 
Blade got the whole thing 
recorded for both current fans 
and posterity alike. Some 
things are just meant to be 
savored, I guess. 

"If We Only Knew Then..." 
contains tuneage from the two 
first two albums plus a couple 
of previously unreleased songs 
and Talas' versions of King 

Crimson's "21st Century 
Schizoid Man" and Max 
Webster's "Battle Scar." 

What makes the album so 
great, aside from Sheehan's 
musical mastery, is the fact that 
the sound quality is so 
surprisingly good. Live releases 
often come out sounding like 
crap, but this disc is an 
exception to the rule. It's as 
smooth as a baby's buttered 

The music on "If We Only 
Knew Then..." is a proper mix 
of rock and funk with a little bit 
of grind and whine — and a 
couple of power ballads, of 
course — tossed in for healthy 
measure. This is what rock, 
especially groove-oriented 
guitar rock, is all about. 

Dave Constantino's vocals 

are fluid but full and just raspy 
enough in all the right places. 
Think along the lines of "Joe 
Lynn Turner meets Eddie 
Money," and you'll have the 

Talas rely solely on their 
instruments to turn their soulful 
musical expressions into a 
medium that the rest of the 
world can enjoy. If you're 
looking for "sampled this" and 
"synthetic that," you won't find 
any of it on this album. This is 
what rock music is supposed to 
be — a guy (or girl) with a guitar 
in hand, a couple of big of 
amps and some cat keeping 
time on the drums. 

It's honest and 
straightforward, but the 
formula still works. 

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The polls will be 
open from 8 a.m. 
until 4 p.m. in 
the Student 
Union on 
and Thursday. 
Students must 
bring a picture 
ID and currently 
be enrolled as a 
full-time student 
to vote. 

Candidates for the Office of Treasurer 

Sybil Slatkin 

I am currently a senator 
for SGA. I have a 
working knowledge of 
how SGA conducts 
business. One of my 
goals is to help improve 
Student life. 

Paul Rome 

I want to be elected 
Treasurer of Student 
Government because I want to 
handle the tremendous 
responsibility associated with 
the job. This job requires 
specific attention to details 
and precise calculations. 

I will dedicate all my time 
and efforts to the duties this 
position demands. I am Vice- 
President of Sigma Nu 
fraternity, have been a 
member of Student 
Government for the past year, 
and have previous experience 
as a member of Student 
Activities Board. 

I will work hard if you 
elect me Treasurer of Student 


As a candidate for SGA 
Treasurer, I feel that my 
background regarding the 
fiscal affairs of the university 
would give me an inside track 
on concerns and issues the 
office will be facing this up 
coming year; and my 
experience as a representative 
for student life would benefit 
my intentions to develop the 
position of Treasurer to better 
serve the needs of the 
students. After already 
successfully managing a 
budget in excess of $25,000 as 
an undergraduate, I feel I can 
say that I have the knowledge 
and time to negotiate the 
financial matters of the 
Student Government 

The experience and 
knowledge to accomplish the 
tasks set forth are necessary 
qualifications for any elected 
position. In addition, I believe 
that a Student Government 
officer must have a desire to 
seek change and improvement 
in the university. More 
importantly, there is a 
responsibility to represent and 
voice the needs of the 
students. It is for this sole 
purpose that the SGA exists. 

This year's projected budget 
that the Student Government 
Treasurer will be responsible 
for managing Is 

approximately $40,000; and 
as a reminder, elections are 
the most important time for 
NSU students to voice their 
opinions. Therefore, I 

Lucas Shaw 

encourage every student to 
use careful consideration 
when taking advantage of this 
opportunity to cast his/her 
vote in this semester's 
election. My name is Lucas 
Shaw, and as SGA Treasurer, I 
will work to enhance the fiscal 
affairs of SGA and the student 
life here at Northwestern. 

Candidates for freshman class senator 

Raechal Leone 

My name is Raechal 
^eone and I am running for 
SGA Freshman Senator. I am 
rom Shreveport and I 
graduated form Southwood 
iigh School, where I was 
Student Council President last 

Here at Northwestern, I 
am a new member of Tri 
Sigma Sorority and a 
broadcast journalism major 
with a minor in Political 
Science. I have always 
enjoyed being involved in 
student government and 
meeting new people, being 
SGA Freshman Senator will 
give me the chance to do both 
of these things. 

I am willing to dedicate 
my time and hard work to 
SGA in order to improve 
NSU. I am really excited 
about the upcoming year and 
hope that you will vote me, 
Raechal Leone, for your SGA 
Freshman Senator! 

Tiffany Tonchella 


I am running for 
freshman senator because I 
communicate with people 
well. I am a hardworking 
young lady and any project 
that I am assigned to I will 
complete with 100% efforts. 

I want to get involved 
with school activities. It 
builds character and develops 
people skills. Being a senator 
for the freshman class will 
give me a better idea about 
government position. Getting 
the freshman senator position 
will strengthen me with 
school projects in high 
school, a teacher had to 
nominate a student to run for 
student council and then they 
were voted in by fellow 

I have never had the 
opportunity to participate but 
I have always been interested 
in government. Now that I 
have the opportunity to join 
the Student Government, I 
will eagerly take advantage of 

Hi, my name is Gary T. 
Rushworth, Jr. and I am 
running for the office of 
Senator. I am 
from the great 
metropolis of 
Shreveport, LA 
and a graduate of 
Southwood High. 

I like to play 
sports and 
participate in 
extra curricular 
activities like 
parties; I mean 
socials, sporting events, and 

Anyway I feel as your 
Freshman Senator I can 
bring to you great joy as you 
go through your first year of 

college away from parents 
and siblings. 

I feel I would be able to 
voice the 
opinion of 
Class by 
whatever it 
takes to be 
heard, sorry 
n o 
So if you 
feel the need and you want 
to be the best, join me as I 
take you to the Pinnacle, 
sorry, the top, and vote, me, 
Gary T. for your '98 
Freshman Senator. 

Gary T. Rushworth, Jr. 

16th & 

Madeline Rozas 

Hi! My name is 
Madeline Rozas. I am a 
Freshman here at 
Northwestern, and loving 
every minute of it! I am 
asking for your support at the 
polls this week to elect me as 
one of your Freshman Class 
Senators. If I am elected, you 
will see that I will do a great 
job in representing you, the 
Freshman Class. 

I will listen to what you 
have to say and make sure 
that our voices are heard 
throughout the campus. I 
know that there are a number 

of situations that need to be 
addressed here on campus. I 
can be depended upon to see 
that we make the necessary 
changes to make our campus 
the best that it can be. 

I was a strong leader in 
my community back home 
and wish to prove myself the 
same here at northwestern. 

I was President of my 
Junior Class and Vice- 
President of my Senior Class 
in high school. I am very 
responsible and trustworthy 
and also very friendly. You 
can come talk to me anytime 
you want to share with me 
anything that you think needs 
to be taken care of on our 

I hope that you will make 
the right decision on Election 
Day and vote for me, 
Madeline Rozas, running for 
Freshman Class Senator. 

Thank you! 

Put your money where your mouth is! 
Exercise your right! 


New positions filled by acclamation 

Shawn T. Hornsby 
Senior Class Senator 
Senate Chair 

Micah Coleman 
Senior Class Senator 

Melissa Shields 
Senator at Large 

Allissa Ohmer 
Senator at Large 

Ja'juan Allen 
Soph. Class Senator 

Not pictured: 
Vanessa Byrd 
Senator at Large 

Justin Courtney 
Junior Class Senator 

Joey Burch 
Junior Class Senator 

Brandon Mitchell 
Senator at Large 

Rusty Broussard 
Soph. Class Senator 

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Tuesday, September 15, 1998 




UALR Classic 

Rondr ay H ill 
Staff Reporter 

The Demons hit a snag 
this weekend at the University 
of Arkansas- 
Little Rock 
Tournament . 

Demon went 0- 

1- 1 and 
finished third 
overall at the 
tourney. The 
loss and tie 
puts the 
Demons at 2- 

2- 1 on the year. 

"We ran 
into some very 
tough team this 
Demon head 
coach Pete 
Watkins said. 
"We got a lot 
out of it, 
though. I was 
r e a 1 f y 
impressed by 
o u r 

T h e 
Demons settled 
a match with 
Drury College 
with a 3-3 tie. 

An early 
goal by Dairy's 
Katie Imig put Drury up 1-0 

The Demons got on the 
board a minute later with 
Holly Horn's goal off a free 


Brittany Cargill then put 
the Demons up by one with 
her goal fate in the first half. 
Drury replied quickly with a 
goal by Sarah Laurenburger to 

Kelly Knapschafer moves 
the ball downfield trying 
to score for the Demons. 

tie the game a 2-2. Amy 
Fulkerson added her fifth goal 
of the season late in the 
second half. The lead soon 
dwindled as Drury 's Stacy 
Dillard tied the game with 

nine minutes left at 3-3. 

The two team went into 
double overtime with no goal 
in the extra sessions. 

Sunday The Demons fell 
victim to 
College, the 
champions, who 
dealt the Demon 
a 4-0 loss. 
tough defense 
held the 
Demons to only 
five shots on the 
the goal. 
Woodham and 
S w i n g I e r 
combined to 
have 8 saves, 
but it was not 
enough as 
pounded the net 
for 14 shots on 
the goal. 

" We gave up 
a goal late in the 
first half and 
lost our 
for about ten 
Watkins ended. 
" They jumped 
scored two more 

News Bureai 


is seek 
Reddie repeat 

Chuck Weaver 
Staff Reporter 

The Demons (2-0) will 
play the Henderson State 
University Reddies (1-1) 
Saturday for only the second 
time in school history. 

Last season the Demons 
won 42-7, but they gave up 
four turnovers. 

The Reddies forced 
turnovers on the first two 
Demon drives but failed to 
score. They will be bringing a 
tough defense into Turpin 
Stadium this year also. 

HSU has dominated their 
opponents in the second half 
giving up only 22 yards of 
total offense and not allowed a 

According to Sports 
Information Director Doug 

Ireland, they are an improved 
football team from a year ago 
and is expecting a hard fought 
football game. 

Only scoring seven points 
is somewhat of an under 
estimation for a Reddie 
offense that gained 262 total 
yards on offense compared to 
the Demon's 271. 

Demon head football 
coach Sam Goodwin said the 
kicking game was the major 
difference in last years match- 

Goodwin felt that the 
score would have been a lot 
closer if the team had not 
taken control of the kicking 
game like they did. 

Coach Sam Goodwin is 
no stranger to Henderson State 

Goodwin graduated 

from Henderson State in 1966 
and was one of seven people 
inducted into the Reddie Hall 
of Honor last week. 

Goodwin planned to be on 
hand for the ceremony but had 
to cancel because of severe 
weather conditions. His wife 
Janet accepted the honor on 
his behalf. 

Goodwin was also the 
college roommate of 
Henderson State head coach 
Ronnie Kerr which makes 
Saturday's match-up even 
more interesting. 

Thomas LaToof was good 
on a 24-yard field goal to put 
the Demons on top 24-22. 
NSUhad 339 total yards on 
offense compared to 283 by 
USL and the Demons also 
registered six sacks. 

on us then 

The Demon travel this 
week to LSU on Friday and 
Saturday to USL on Sunday. 



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News Bureau 

The Demons expect to see something like this on our 
scoreboard this Saturday against Henderson State. 

Demons lose three games 
at SMU Invitational 

Staff Reporter 

The Demon volleyball 
team competed this past 
weekend in the SMU Classic in 

The tournament featured 
some stiff competition in the 
form of Ole Miss, Liberty and 
host SMU. 

The Demons began the 
tournament Friday evening by 
losing in three straight games to 
the Southeastern Conference's 
Ole Miss, 15-9, 15-11, 15-6. 

The Demons were sparked 
by outstanding individual 
performances by Kandice 
Washington and Kim Hand. 
The duo combined for 23 of the 
team's 38 total kills and a .386 

23 team 
Ole Miss 

attack percentage. 

overshadowed by 
attack errors and 7 

Setter Missy Krause 
recorded 37 assists in the losing 

Ole Miss struck fast and 
early, rolling off 9 consecutive 
points while setting the tone for 
the rest of the match. 

The Demons recovered 
to make game one respectable 
and made a run in the second 
game. However, they faltered 
again in the third game, as the 
Rebels came away with the 

Day two of the tournament 
began with the Demons 

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matched against host SMU. 

Washington had 12 kills, 
while Jessica Smith added 6 
more, as the Demons hit only 
.142 for the match while 
committing 24 attack errors. 

Krause totaled 37 assists 
for the match and added 1 1 digs 
defensively. Sondra Lima led 
the Demons defensively with 
12 digs. 

However, SMU was led by 
Erin Pryor, who recorded her 
1,000th career kill while 
totaling 12 for the match, as the 
Mustangs prevailed in three, 
15-8, 15-6, 16-14. 

The tournament drew to a 
close with a match against 

The Demons won their 
first game of the tournament, 
opening with an early 2-0 lead, 
before faltering in the final 
three. Liberty capitalized on 48 
Demon attack errors in rallying 
past the Demons 11-15, 15-17, 
15-7, 15-9,15-12 to send NSU 

home winless. 

The Demons were led by 
Washington, who finished with 
23 kills. Kim Hand added 14, 
and Jessica Smith contributed 

Krause nearly broke her 
own record of 67 assists while 
amassing 64 against Liberty. 

April Addeo tied an record 
with 8 block assists. Amy 
Warren had 8 in 1993 against 
Texas Southern, and Tiffany 
Cronin accomplished the feat 
as well a year later against 
Florida A&M. 

Washington was named to 
the All-Tournament team for 
the second straight week while 
totaling 47 kills for the 

The tournament served as 
the final tune-up for Southland 
Conference play, as the 
Demons hit the road for 
matches this weekend at UT- 
San Antonio and Southwest 

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Jermaine Jones 

The senior 
defensive back one 
again contributed 
the scoring punch in 
the Demons 24-22 
victory over USL. It 
marks the second 
consecutive week 
J.J. received 
Conference Player 
of the Week honors. 

Upcoming home 

Henderson State 

at 6 p.m 

Kandice Washington 
Women's Volleyball 

sophomore middle 
hitter turned an 
Performance at the 
SMU Tournament 
over the weekend. 
She led the Demons 
with 47 kills over 
the three matches 
including 23 
against * Liberty 

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[Tuesday, September 15, 1998 

Current Sauce 

Page 9 

LaToof s foot beats Cajuns 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

A five-second, 24-yard 
ield goal in the closing seconds 
f the game, by Thomas 
aToof, aided the Demons as 
they squeaked past the 
University of Southwestern 
Louisiana 24-22. 

"Before the kick, I just had 
a feeling," LaToof said. ' I told 
anny Lawrence on the bus 
coming down her that I thought 
it would come down to this." 

The Demon move to 2-0 
;oing into Saturday's game 
against the Henderson State 

LaToof hit three field 
goals of 21 and 24 yards after 

having his first one blocked. 

"I didn't even think about 
it," LaToof voiced. 'The next 
extra point I thought about it, 
but after that it was all good." 

"I told him before he went 
out there that they were going 
to do that," Demon head coach 
Sam Goodwin noted. "They 
had three time outs and were 
going to make you sweat. I am 
over there saying, Lord, it's 
your call, its in your hands, I'm 
not going to worry about it." 

Both teams combine 
scored 30 points in the fourth 

Before the fourth quarter, 
The Demons accounted for 
only 46 yards passing by 
starting quarterback Warren 

Patterson. Patterson accrued 
137 yards in the fourth 
including a 48-yard pass to T.J. 

The "Purple Swarm" 
defense became key during the 
game lead by Jermaine Jones, 
who had eight unassisted 
tackles, two tackles for loss and 
one interception return for 75 

"He made a bunch of big 
plays," Goodwin said. "He 
made a breakup on the goal 
line. You can't beat him. I hope 
team will just throw over there 
every play, because that's like 
duck soup for our guys." 

The Cajuns scored first 
with 6:08 left in the first when 
Anthony Dozier caught a 10- 

News Bureau 

Placekicker Thomas LaToof centers the 
uprights this weekend in the closing seconds 
as the Demons edged the Cajuns 24-22. 

Please check with a pen the team that you think will win. 

Henderson St. at NSU 

Auburn vs. LSU 

Northeast Louisiana vs SFA 

USL at La. Tech 

Troy St. at Chattanooga 

_McNeese St. at Southern Utah_ 
Jacksonville vs Middle Tenn. St. 
Missouri at Ohio St. 


Green Bay at Cincinnati 

_San Diego at Kansas City 

Pittsburgh at Miami 

Detroit at Minnesota 

Indianapolis at NY Jets 

Washington at Seattle 

Chicago at Tampa Bay 

_Baltimore at Jacksonville 

Denver at Oakland 

Philadelphia at Arizona 

tiM liiEf {tie breaker) 

_San Francisco at Washington, 
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yard pass from Brian Soignier 
to put them on the board 6-0. 

Jones answered back with 
12:25 left in the first half when 
he ran his 75-yards touchdown 
interception back, inching the 
Demon ahead 7-6. 

"I was just playing my 
position and got a good break 
on the ball," Jones noted. "'It 
was just clear sailing from 
there. It's not important to 
score, it's important to win. 
Despite everything, we played 
bad some snaps, we played 
good some snaps. I'm just glad 
we got to win." 

LaToof nailed a 21 -yard 
field goal four minutes later to 
give the Demons a 10-6 lead. 

"That's the only thing I do 

for the team," LaToof ended. 
"When they call my number I 
figure that I better kick through 

Cajun Matt Cieslak 
recovered a fumbled and ran 
it back 13 yards to put them 
ahead 13-10. 

LaToof hit his second 
field goal of the night for 24 
yards to tie it at 13 all. 

Patterson then was 
sacked by USL's Danny 
Scott and Nathaniel Beard, 
giving the Cajuns a 15-13 

Senior Tailback Ronnie 
Powell then runs a reverse 
for 23 yards, increasing the 
Demons' lead 21-15. 

"The line block 
extremely well that play," 
Powell said. " I don't know 
what Henderson State is rank 
at, but I think that is the 
game that I will rack up the 

USL came on strong 
three plays later when 
Brandon Stokely caught a 
77-yard pass from Derek 
Dyer, to inch them ahead 22- 

LaToof fired off his last 
field goal of the game with 
the rain and wind against 
him to clinch a 24-22 win. 

" I felt pretty confident," 
Goodwin continued. "The 
kid's a really good kicker." 

News Bureau 

Despite wet and slick conditions, the Demon 
"Purple Swarm" holds back the Cajun 
offense from getting the first down. 

News Bureau 

Ronnie Powell scores one of the touchdowns 
during the fourth quarter on a reverse. 

Entries available for 
Demon Hoops 5K 
Run & Walk 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Entries are being taken for 
the first Northwestern State 
Demon Hoops 5K Run & Walk 
Saturday on campus. 

Prizes will be given to the 
top five finisher jn the men's 
and women's categories while 

prizes will be awarded in eight 
different age groups. 

The cost to enter is $12. 
This includes participation, 
fruit and drinks after the race, a 
T-shirt and race packets. 
Checks should be written out to 
the NSU Athletic Association. 

Registration and packet 
pickup is from 7-8:45 p.m. on 


The Demons will also take 
on Henderson State that 
evening at 6 p.m. 

All age groups are 
welcome to enter. 

For more information, 
contact the Demon basketball 
office at 318 357-4274. 

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Current Sauce 

Vol. 87, No. 9, 10 page 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 22, 1998 

IM passes with 65% approval 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

Students decided the fate 
of the Intramural building after 
weeks of debating both sides of 
the renovation issue. 

Approximately 65 percent 
of the students who voted in 
last week's elections approved 
the referendum for major 
renovations and expansion to 
the facility, which will be 
called the Demon Wellness, 
Recreation and Activity 

According to the Student 
Government Association, 1193 
students voted in the election, 
and 775 students voted in favor 
of the renovations. 

"I'm glad to see [the 
referendum] pass," Luke 
Dowden, SGA president, said. 
"From a government 
standpoint, it helped open my 
eyes on some other issues on 

The proposal for the 
WRAC will be taken to the 

Facilities and Planning 
Commission where an 
architect will be appointed and 
transform the concept into 

Another forum will be 
held to get students' ideas on 
the facility. Dowden 
encourages all students to take 
an active role in creating plans 
for the WRAC. 

Students may join the 
Student Advisory Committee 
which will be responsible for 
planning the facility. For more 
information, stop by the SGA 
office in room 222 of the 
Student Union. 

Dowden said he is glad the 
referendum passed but is even 
happier that students voiced 
their opinions. In previous 
campus elections, voter turn- 
out has been low. For example, 
SGA officials estimated that 
only 660 students voted in 
elections last fall. 

Earl Gates, sophomore 
physics major, agreed that 
voter turn-out was higher than 

usual, but said he wished more 
people would have voted. 

"I think many people 
didn't care about it," Gates 
said. "Most people are willing 
to say something about it but 
are not willing to do anything." 

Dowden hopes voter turn- 
out will be high this week 
during the run-off election for 
the positions of SGA treasurer 
and freshmen senators. 

Lucas Shaw and Sybil 
Slatkin are running for 
treasurer. Freshmen must 
choose two senators from 
Raechal Leone, Gary T. 
Rushworth Jr. and Madeline 

Elections will be held 
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 
4 p.m. in the Student Union. 

The student body will have 
another chance to exercise 
their right to vote in October. 
Elections for Homecoming 
Court and Mr. and Miss NSU 
will be held on Wednesday, 
Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8. 

News Bureau 

Students prepare to get behind the curtain to decide the fate of 
the IM. The referendum passed with flying colors by a 65-35 
margin. Matt Comeaux worked the polls, while John McConnell 
and Rachel White prepared to cast their votes. 

Ashtrays will be 
purchased to get rid 
of litter on campus 

financial aid 

News Bureau 

Cigarette butts like these will soon become a thing 
of the past with the purchase of 30 new ashtrays 
by the University. The stainless steel ashtrays will 
cost between $180-$220 each. 

Becky Shumake 
Staff Reporter 

Cigarette butts have 
littered the campus for quite 
some time. To help solve the 
problem, the University will 
provide ashtrays for their 

According to Loran 
Lindsey, director of the 
Physical Plant, up to 30 
ashtrays will be purchased. 

The stainless steel ashtrays 
will cost between $180 and 
$220 each, and they can be 
mounted either on a wall or 

"The ashtrays will be 
placed around all major 
academic buildings on 
campus," Lindsey said. "That 
includes Kyser Hall, Family 

and Consumer Science, 
Williamson, Russell Hall and 
the Student Union." 

Many students view the 
cigarette butts on campus as 
nothing but litter. 

"I think they are nasty," 
Shannon Hernandez, 
accounting major, said. "They 
look bad and clutter the 

Buford Rivers, aviation 
science major, said that if the 
University would provide 
ashtrays, he would definitely 
use them. 

"I think ashtrays would be 
much better than throwing butts 
on the ground or in a trash can 
where they could start a fire," 
Rivers said. 

The ashtrays should be in 
place within six weeks. 

Addressing another aspect 
of the smoking issue, the 
Student Government 
Association worked with the 
Office of Student Affairs to 
develop a designated smoking 
area at the Student Union. 

"I think it is positive that 
the University is responding to 
the needs of the smoking 
population," Luke Dowden, 
SGA president, said. "I am in 
favor of anything that will aid 
in campus beautification." 

The SGA spent 
approximately $3,000 on 
benches for a covered smoking 
area to provide a place for 
smokers during bad weather. 
The ashtrays were provided by 
the Office of Student Affairs. 


In! i lor 

first-time financial 
owers must attend a 
te seminar to receive 

Grant to allow students 
to take college courses 
while in high school 

New college system 
on October ballot 

Raymond Williams 
Contributing Writer 

The University received a 
&"ant to enhance the Distance 
Learning Program to make 
Plication more convenient for 

Approximately $900,000 
^as dedicated to distance 
Earning. The funds result from 
* grant from Rural Utilities 
Service. It matches funds from 
J u area school districts and the 

The grant will allow area 
stu dents to take college courses 
^hile in high school. 

Several delivery methods 
Ca i be used with the course 
w °rk. The schools will 
i°ncentrate on using either the 
ltl ternet or compressed video, 
0r a combination of both. 

Students can schedule a 
c °Urse that will be taught by 
an instructor on the 

University's campus or a 
teacher from another high 
school. These lectures will be 
presented on camera, and 
delivery will rely mainly on 
compressed video technology. 

"It is relatively 
inexpensive," Roy Davis, 
multimedia specialist, said. 

Standing in a room with 
approximately $90,000 dollars 
worth of equipment, Davis said 
that, without distance learning, 
schools would have to spend 
over that dollar amount to hire 
three or four instructors to 
teach at different sites. 

Through this program, one 
teacher can deliver the same 
product across many campuses 
in a cost effective and 
convenient manner. 

The" distance learning 
classes will be offered to 
students for high school and 
college credit. 

Parishes in the program are 

Sabine, Red River, Winn, 
DeSoto, Vernon, Natchitoches, 
Grant, Concordia, LaSalle and 

Classes will most likely be 
offered by next fall, as the 
program is still in the beginning 

Besides Davis, other key 
figures completing the 
networking and scheduling 
processes are Dr. Anthony 
Scheffler, assistant dean of the 
graduate school, Tracey Brown, 
networking specialist and 
Philip Gillis, systems analyst. 

"This program allows 
students to take classes that 
would not normally be offered 
at their respective high 
schools," Davis said. "It will 
also allow teachers, while at 
that high school, to take 
graduate level courses from the 
University to further their 

Shawn T. Hornsb v 
News Editor 

Amendment number one 
on the Saturday, October 3, 
ballot may change Louisiana's 
higher education structure. 

The amendment proposes 
to create a new Louisiana 
Community and Technical 
College System and 
management board under the 
Board of Regents. Louisiana is 
unlike most states in that it does 
not have a unified community 
college system. 

Currently, the 42 technical 
college campuses are under the 
Board of Elementary and 
Secondary Education. Two- 
year schools are fragmented 
between the University of 
Louisiana, Southern and LSU 

According to the Public 
Affairs Research Council of 
Louisiana, the new board will 
require a two-thirds vote of the 
Legislature in order to create a 
new postsecondary institution, 
merge existing institutions or 
transfer an institution from one 

board to another. Presently, 
only a majority vote of the 
Legislature is required to create 
a new institution. 

Supporters of the 
amendment argue that it will 
prevent duplication of 
programs. Also, the creation of 
separate divisions and 
accreditation for the academic 
and technical colleges would 
adequately protect the hands-on 
vocational and technical 
programs. Under the Board of 
Regents, transfers of 
coursework to the four-year 
schools will be more uniform. 

"There have been feelings 
that, since we work with 
Northwestern, we shouldn't be 
behind the amendment," State 
Representative Jimmy Long 
said. "That's not true. This 
deals with a void in our state." 

Long, who opted the bill in 
the House, said his love and 
loyalty for the University 
would not allow him to propose 
something that would hurt it. 

See Amendment page 2 

I he session is a must for 
anyone who wishes to 
receive financial aid for the 
first time, regardless of 
classification. It will cover 
the rules and regulations 
which Joan recipients need to 
know and understand 

The session will be held 
in the Student Union Bali 
Room on Wednesday from 
8 a.m. until 1 1 a.m. and 
Thursday and Friday from 
8 a.m. until noon.. 

Item* to be discussed 
include minimum monthly 
loan repayments, the time in 
which a borrower has to 
repay the loan and other 
pertinent topics will be 
covered in detail. 

'The average incoTTung 
freshman does not know the 
liability and the 
consequences thai go along 
with loans," Ken Posey, 
associate director of 
financial aid. said. 'This 
session is to educate the 
first-time borrower on the 
responsibities of student loan 

The program is reqoired 
by law in order to keep the 
default rate as low as 
possible. The default rate is 
calculated by the percentage 
of students who do not repay 
their loans. Louisiana has a 
12.9 percentage ranking it 
the sixth highest in the 
nation. The national average 
is 10.9 percent. 

These sessions allow 
students to ask questions 
about financial aid. 

In the past, a student 
would go through a one-on- 
one interview with a 
financial aid counselor to get 
this information. 

This program was 
devised to limit the work 
load and time spent by the 
financial aid office 
processing 'the applications, 
which, in turn, hasten the 
arrival of loan checks. 

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Campus Women's Club: The Campus Women's Club will hold a meeting this 
Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Natchitoches Room of Russell 
Hall. All women faculty, staff and faculty wives are invited to attend the 
meeting and join the club. 

National Order of Omega: The National Order of Omega is accepting 

applications for new members. Qualifications include having one full 
academic year of residence at NSU; junior or senior undergraduate 
standing; academic ranking above the all-Greek average of 2.730; and be in 
good standing with the fraternal organization. Application deadline is 
Monday at noon. A breakfast will be held for applicants on Thursday, 
Oct. 1, at 7:15 a.m. in the Faculty Lounge. In order to be considered for 
membership, applicants must be present at the breakfast. Students can pick 
up applications in room 214 in the Student Union. 

Alpha Omicron Pi: Hope all of you Alphas are having a wonderful week! Make 
sure to start packing your bags for our retreat beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. 
Leadership Council will meet for a workshop the following Saturday at 
7:00. We would like to recognize all of our girls who made a 3.14 and 
above for the Spring '98semester: Jamie Brazzell, Becca Clarke, Sharlene 
Conway, Missy Dugal, Lacy Dumas, Brandi Earnest, Becky Farabough, 
Michelle Harvey, Shelly Jimenez, Andi Lemoine, Bridget Louviere, 
Heather McCardle, Kristy Pesnell, Susan Procell, Kathryn Richards, Crystal 
Robbins and Alexis Roy. Congratulations girls and keep striving for Pi! 
Getting off to a great start are our first Alpha As and Alpha B's: Nikki 
Didelot, Charnell Mudd, Kristy Pesnell, Susan Procell, Alexis Roy, Amy 
Thacker (Alpha As). Janell Comberrel, Charnell Mudd, Alexis Roy, Amy 
Thacker (Alpha B's). Keep up all the good work girls. Thought for the 
week: It is foolish to reject criticism. In order to improve, we need to 
know what needs improving. Alpha Love and Roses! 

Date Rape Seminar: The Office of Student Activities and Organizations is 

sponsoring a date rape awareness seminar at 8 p.m. Thursday in Magale 
Recital Hall. The seminar will be presented by Katie Koestner. 

Student Government Association: Run-off elections for the position of SGA 

treasurer and freshmen senators will be held Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
in the Student Union. 

Financial Aid Entrance Interviews: Interviews will be held Wednesday from 8 
a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. until noon in the 
Student Union Ballroom 

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Amendment ... 


The upcoming vote was 
discussed at the Sunday, Sept. 
13, meeting of the Council of 
Student Body Presidents. 

Presidents from many state 
universities and colleges met to 
discuss the impact which the 
creation of a new board may 
have on their schools. Some 

have doubts about the 

"If it is such a great thing, 
then why aren't LSUE and 
LSUA a part of it," Chris 
Galino, SGA president of 
Delgado Community College, 

The proposed amendment 

will further divide available 
funds, which sparked another 
question from COSBP 

"Why is the state creating 
a new board when the 
universities are not funded 100 
percent now," Shedrick Roy, 
SGA president of Southern 

Campus traffic 
should be back 
to normal soon 

Benjamin Colley Joseph 
Staff Reporter 

As probably most students 
have either seen or heard, there 
are drastic changes happening 
on Sam Sibley Drive in front of 
the Student Union. 

The project is impeding the 
driving on the main strip and 
appears to be major 

The project is being 
coordinated by the Physical 
Plant, which is the facility in 
charge of all maintenance, 
construction and landscaping 
projects on campus. 

Paul Long, the foreman on 
the project, said that 
construction is a three-part 
process. The first step is to fill 
in the numerous pot holes. The 
crew will then "mill it down", 
meaning they will flatten and 
smooth down the much-used 
crossroads with a steam roller. 

The final step will be to 
add a new, much needed layer 
of asphalt to Sam Sibley Drive. 
This will give students and 
faculty a smoother drive to 

Long said the project 

Entrance interviews for 
first-time borrowers: 
be there or be broke 

University at New Orleans, 

Appointment of board 
members will begin 20 days 
after the amendment passes, if 
it does. 

Affected institutions will 
be placed under the board's 
control Thursday, July 1, 1999. 



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Minutes September 14, 1998 

Vice President's Report: 

-Gave Senate SLU's 
Organizational Assistance 
Fund paperwork. 

Requires that Senate 
propose an organizational 
grant for them to fund events 
and projects for NSU 

Suggested that it be an 
application process. 

Must be chartered a. 
Chartered organization and 
show need for assistance. 

Must benefit school and 
organization must come back 
and present receipts. 

-She also asked Senate to 
find money in the budget for 

President's Report: 

-COSBP Review-Next 
Meeting November 21&22; 
male spot open and 3 female 

-ITAC Committee. 
Senator is needed to volunteer 
to attend meeting with Shawn 
and I. Revision of guidelines- 
Friday 9am. 

-Recommendation for 
Fiscal Affairs to examine 
student self assessed fees and 
request budgets from each 
unit head. 

-Committee, committee, 
committee, the power of the 
committee was proven this 

-Meet Your Senator Day 

-Asked for someone to 
accompany him to the next 
SAC meeting. 

-COSGA is at Texas 
A&M from February 27 to 
March 1. 

-Reminder! Do not 
promote any candidate or 
issue while working the polls- 

-Appointments for 
Supreme Court: Clint Shelby; 
Larry Ellis; Bobby Beall; Rob 

-I have planning council 
this week-THURS & FRI. 

-Senator & Angelique to 
contact Pat Pierson about 
Resource Allocation Grants. 

-Fiscal Affairs- encourage 
members to take a hard look at 
the budget. 

-People to work phones 
tomorrow night: Matthew 
Comeaux; Jeremy LaCombe; 
Kourtney Kentzel; Jamie 



Committee Reports: 

-Internal Affairs-no report 
-Fiscal Affairs-no report 
-Student Affairs-Meeting 
Tuesday- no time yet 

-Club Sports-Wants a new 
club sport. Meetings Monday 
@ 8pm 

-Academic Affairs- 
Meeting Wednesday- no time 

-External Affairs- Need to 
elect new chair 

-Traffic and Appeals- Had 
meeting today, went through 3 
hours of tickets 

Old Business: 

-Motion for Senate to take 
power of decisions. Passed 

-Floor opened for 
discussion on speaker from 

McNeese Eric Broussard. 
Tabled shortly after opened, 
no decision made. 

Committee members 

-Internal Affairs: Shawn 
Hornsby (chair), Matt 
Comeaux; Ja'Juan Allen; 
Rusty Broussard 

-External Affairs:Greg 
Gelpi (chair); Brandon 
Mitchell; Melissa Shields; 
Allisa Ohmer; Vanessa Byrd; 
Rusty Broussard; Jeremy Witt 

-Student Affairs: David 
Gunn (chair); Caron Chester; 
Jamie Hughes 

-Academic Affairs: 
Marcus King (chair); Joey 
Burch; Ja'Juan Allen 

-Fiscal Affairs- John- 
Michael McConnell (chair); 
Chaz Vandersypen; Matthew 
Comeaux; Sybil Slatkin 

-Club Sports- Kourtney 

Kentzel (chair); David Gunn; 
Matthew Comeaux; Sybil 

-Motion was made to 
accept the Supreme Court as 
appointed by Luke. Motion 

New Business: 

Visitors from Flight 
Team. Needed money to 
attend their competition. 
Voted on by the Senate and 

-Meet the Senator Day- 
Be thinking about this 

Nominations- Angelique 
Duhon; Caron Chester; 
Michelle Craig 

-Mr. NSU nomination- 
Jeremy LaCombe 

-Ms. NSU nomination- 
Kelli Revere 

'luesday, September 22, 1998 

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All-Greek Reunion big success 

Over 400 members of active and inactive 
organizations attended the festivities 

Thomas Tobias Danna 
Contributing Writer 

A new tradition has been 
created, a tradition that current 
students will be able to enjoy 
for years to come. The first 
annual All Greek Reunion was 
held over the weekend. More 
than 400 representatives from 
all active and several inactive 
Greek organizations 
participated in the weekend's 

According to Steve 
Horton, director of alumni 
affairs, Sigma Sigma Sigma 
had the largest turnout with 1 10 
members. Phi Mu, Kappa 
Sigma and Kappa Alpha each 
had approximately 90 members 

Approximately 150 
Greeks, both past and present, 

and family members attended 
the All Greek Reception last 
Friday night. The reception 
was hosted by IFC, Panhellenic 
and PanHellenic organizations, 
ARAMARK and the Order of 
Omega. It was a time for 
getting in touch with old 
friends and reliving old 

Lucile Hendrick, 89, 
retired dean of women from 
1959-1974, was the oldest 
alumna in attendance. She was 
a charter member of Sigma 
Sigma Sigma in 1928. 

"Tri Sigma was everything 
for us," Hendrick said. ""We 
couldn't go home for 
weekends. My generation had 
more fun than any other 
generation because we had to 
stay in town. It is still a very 
outstanding, enriching 


Addressing the crowd at 
the reception, Hendrick 
encouraged current Greeks 
with her wisdom and humor. 

" You have a responsibility 
to uphold your traditions and 
then to love each other," 
Hendrick said. "That's what 
this life is all about, and you do 
it so well. My husband always 
called Tri Sigma 'Sick Em, 
Sick Em, Sick Em' because 
they could get any guy they 
wanted; I did," Hendrick said. 

Andy Bachman and Steve 
Roach were members of Pi 
Kappa Phi in the early 70s. 
Their organization's inactive 
status did not keep them from 
reliving the good old days. 

They discussed everything 
from hanging out at Murphy's 
to the tornado that just passed 

by the frat house. Of great 
importance to them was the 
numerous big-name concerts 
that came to Northwestern, 
including John Denver, the 
Allman Brothers, the Platters, 
and, most of all, Jim Croce. 

One of Bachman's and 
Roach's brothers was at the site 
of Croce's fatal plane crash in 

Not being totally 
retrospective, both Roach and 
Bachman were enthusiastic 
about the new IM renovations. 

Kappa Alpha President 
Stephen Stroud summed up the 

" It was great to meet all 
the alumni, hear all their 
stories, being that we can't get 
away with all they did," Stroud 
said. "Tonight has been 

On Saturday, the individual 
organizations each held 
separate events from barbecues 
and golfing to shopping on 
Front Street. They returned to a 
tailgating party at 3 p.m. 

Rhonda Regouffre, Sigma 
Sigma Sigma alumna from 
1993, found the day's events 

" It was great coming back, 
being with all my sorority 
sisters and getting the chance to 
feel like a Demon again," 
Regouffre said. 

Zeke Wetzel, Theta Chi 
alumnus from 1998, had mixed 

"It's strange," Wetzel said. 
" It feels like they should be 
still screwing with me, but they 
can't anymore. Now that I 
have graduated, Northwestern 
is nice. You feel like you're 

bigger than the place, but you 
still want to come back for all 
the people." 

Reatha Cox, assistant 
director for student activities, 
described the reunion as 

" We hope it's the start of a 
fine tradition," Cox said. " It 
was fun for me to see the 
camaraderie, the spirit of the 
Greek community." 

" It was a great turnout, the 
largest reunion we've had in 
ten years," Horton said. " This 
was a pilot. When we do it next 
year, we'll probably do it all in 
one day to increase the 
attendance. Overall, it was a 
great event." 

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The University recently 
hosted a planning workshop for 
faculty, administration and 
students. It was given by Dr. 
Dale Lick of Florida State 

"The world outside of 
higher education is changing 
much more rapidly and moving 
into tomorrow much more 
quickly than higher education," 
according to Lick. 

The two-day workshop 
focused on creating a vision for 

the University. The first step in 
the planning process is to 
improve the University as a 

"We were looking for the 
opportunity to take 
Northwestern on the long range 
basis and move it in a direction 
we feel is appropriate," 
President Randall Webb said. 

Those who attended the 
workshop identified 
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organization of higher 
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strong sense of future here. 
This campus sees their place in 
the future more significant 
than they ever have seen it in 
the past," remarked Lick. 

The workshop continued a 
process that began last year 
under the Strategic Planning 
and Budget Council but differs 
in its intent. 

"The plan seeks to 
improve the existing 
situation," Webb pointed out. 

The process initiated by 
the workshop looks into the 

"The ultimate goal in this 
process is to arrive at a 
scenario that we feel is 
appropriate for Northwestern 
and then establish goals that 
are consistent with that," Webb 
added. "The next step would 
be to try to disseminate this 
kind of information and get 
some feedback." 

Meetings will then 
commence to discuss concrete 
methods of implementation. 

"I want to see us promote 
academic excellence; that is 
the highest priority that I 
have," Webb remarked. "Our 
goal ultimately is to, we hope 
by the year 2000 or 2001, have 
100 percent of our programs 

Students enroll in college 
for numerous wide-ranging 

"One of the most powerful 
tools to get people to go to an 
institution is things like 
athletic programs," Lick said. 

With the recent passing of 
the Intramural referendum, the 
student body is rising to meet 
this challenge. 

"I think that this really 
speaks well of our future as a 
University," Webb said. "We 
require a health and personal 
fitness component to the core 
curriculum for the bachelor's 
degree, whereby we hope to 
instill in the students a desire 
for living a healthy life, eating 
a nutritious diet." 

Universities face 
inevitable change. 

"They either have to begin 
to change themselves so that 
they fit tomorrow's world, or 
somebody's going to do it for 
them, maybe not even 
properly," Lick said. 

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Top 10 Reasons NSU is Paving Roads 
in the Fall instead of the Summer 

10. Students cars were too 
clean, and NSU thought they 
would look better covered with 
tar and oil. 

9. President Webb's low-riding 
Caddy was dragging on the 
speed bumps. 

8. The soothing roar of heavy 
machinery helps keep students 

awake in class. 

7. NSU feels dirt roads will 

make the campus look more 


6. NSU is searching for buried 
treasure to pay for the IM 

5. The project wasn't planned 
to start until 2005, but since it 

took a year to fill the pothole 
in the Sabine parking lot, they 
felt they needed an early start. 
4. The administration thought 
the smell of tar was more 
refreshing then the aroma of 
ARAmark left-overs behind 
the Union. 

3. Ken Starr claims there is a 

stain under the pavement. 
2. Sitting in traffic tends to 
take your mind off finding a 
parking spot. 

And the number 1 reason is: 

Louisiana Tech graduates 
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The Campus 

According to Casey Q e t Involved While in College 

Casey Shannon 

On a recent trip to Athens 
Georgia, I was reminded of the 
importance of belonging. 
During a basic tour of the 
campus of the University of 
Georgia the group that I was 
with was informed of the vast 
number of campus 

organizations of which the 

creme of the crop has to be a 
Hamburger Helper Club. This 
tidbit of information got me 
thinking about the status quo 
on the campus of good old 

I have noticed that on this 
campus there is an unwritten 
law that more-or-less dictates 
the organizations that you 
should belong to. If you are 
interested in acting then you 
are one of those theater 

students, if you decide to rush 
then you are one of those 
Greek People, etc. I was 
under the impression that this 
mentality vanished after you 
earned your High School 

As we creep into the next 
millennium we should take 
notice of the changes in our 
society. One of the most 
important and apparent shifts 
has to do with leadership. The 
game of life is not being 
played in a trickle down 
fashion anymore. Leaders are 
now being lead by there 

followers OK, so what does 

this have to do with 
organizations on campus? 
That is for you (the follower) 
to decide. Do we get with the 

program, or do we stay in the 
same rut that we have 
occupied for the better part of 
this century? 

This is the year of the 
follower on campus. We are 
represented by a group of 
leaders who believe whole 
heartedly in the new evolution 
of leadership. I (from 
experience) can guarantee you 
that if you walk into one of the 
student representation 
organizations' door, you will 
be met with less resistance 
than you ever may have been 
in the past. 

So once again I sound my 

battle cry GET 

INVOLVED! There are a 
million different organizations 
on campus (give or take a few 

thousand), and just because 
you belong to one does not 
mean that you can not play an 
active role in many others. 
Even if it just a vote (on 
important issues like a new IM 
building. ...wink, wink) you 
are putting your own 
information and feedback into 
something. We have a civil 
duty as students to respond to 
the decisions our leaders 

If we refuse this duty, then 
we will indeed transform our 
legislative body on campus 
from a representative 
democracy to a uninformed 
group of decision 

makers and- we will have 

nobody to blame but 

the* Editor m y the Lack of Outrage 

Our nation has hit a new 
low with the recent releasing of 
the Independent Counsel's 

The salacious details are 
now on thousands of web pages 
on the Internet for the world to 
see. I firmly believe the public 
has a right to know what is in 
the report, and I do not disagree 
with the releasing of the 

What I do have a problem 
with is the president's behavior. 
How could he have risked it all 
for a lurid affair with a White 
House intern? 

What outrages me even 
more is the 'lack of outrage' by 
the public. More people are 
upset that the report included 
graphic details than upset with 
the president. 

What kind of morons are 

Star Wars 

we? People should be 
demanding that President 
Clinton step down and end this 

Over time our country's 
morals have conformed to 
society. Things that were 
deemed totally inappropriate 
20 years ago are now accepted 
as the norm. Some people have 
even condoned Clinton's 
actions if that is what he has to 
do to keep the country on track 
and the economy booming. I do 
not understand that mind-set. 

I believe our president 
should be a leader; he should 
be respected and held to a 
higher standard than the 
"Average Joe." 

No one should commit 
adultery. No one should tell a 
lie. Of all the people that we 
should be able to look up to, I 

put our president in the highest 
category. First being, of course, 
our parents when we were 
young, followed by our 
teachers in school, church 
leaders and then our nation's 

All humans have flaws. We 
all make mistakes. I wonder 
how could such an educated 
man and wise politician have 
sacrificed the public trust to 
have a two-year relationship 
with a young intern. 

Not only did he betray his 
wife, which is a personal matter 
between him and Hillary, but 
he covered it up and lied under 
oath about it. Then he looked 
you and I in the eye and told us 
the allegations were false. How 

There are many issues that 
members of Congress are going 

to have to sort through to create 
grounds for impeachment. It 
will be a long, drawn-out 
process that will be hard on the 
entire nation. 

However, there is an easier 
solution. President Clinton 
needs to realize he betrayed the 
public trust, lost his 
constituent's confidence and 
cannot regain everyone's trust 

How can a president 
effectively serve without the 
public trust and with such 
distractions to deal with? Not 
even the "Comeback Kid" can 
get out of this one, in my 

Mr. President, with all due 
respect, it is time to resign. 

Chad H. Mills 

Senior, Political Science Major 

Write for the Current Sauce 

Chuck Weaver 

I agree that the actions of 
Bill Clinton were immoral and 
ignorant, but enough is enough. 

Yes, there is a strong 
argument when discussing 
impeachment possibilities, but 
I wonder if this, or re-election, 
is the most important thing on 
the minds of Congress 

I challenge someone to 
discuss, in Ken Starr's favor, 
the decision to make every 
single detail of the "Starr 
Report" public. We already 
know that Clinton is a liar. 
Those who care have listened. 
Why won't anyone else? 

Clinton stole money in 
White Water, smoked dope, 
dodged the draft and seduced 
women. All denied. The first 
incident left few witnesses 
willing to testify against the 
President of the United States. 

In fact, if I'm not mistaken, 
the key witness committed 
suicide in a public park using 
the opposite of his dominant 
hand. How ironic. 

Clinton didn't smoke 
marijuana either. Someone 
simply mistakenly saw him 
exhale. OK, he sat in a room 
passing a big fat one. put his 
lips on it to see what it felt like, 
smoke drifted behind his teeth, 
so he pushed it forward with 
his breath. Cool, he didn't 
inhale, so nothing was wrong 

A Waste of Space 

with that, if you voted for him. 

All sex allegations are also 
false. Unless, of course, it is a 
strong possibility that they can 
be proven. Then he did them, 
but to a lesser extent. Unless 
they can definitely be proven. 
Then he did them, and "I'm 
sorry" follows, if that's what 
you want to here. 

The point I'm trying to 
make is that "those who care" 
KNOW Clinton is a liar. He has 
never met any moral standards 
of the conduct everyone is 
"surprised" he didn't adhere to. 

Why do we need 101 
positions blasted all over the 
media for everyone (especially 
children) to read? If they tell us 
he admitted to having sexual 
relations with a woman and 
she. with little to gain, swears it 
was in the oval office, while he 
was married, on the clock and 
talking to a member of 
Congress on the phone, that is 
enough. I will believe him and 
her on that one. 

Why do they (Congress) 
assume we won't trust their 
decision to impeach, or 
whatever they decide, if we 
don't know about cigars, knee- 
pads, and phone conversations 
between the admitted. 

We trust these people 
(Congress) with billions of 
dollars in taxes to be spent on 
God only knows what, yet they 

feel we will trust a man 
admitting horrific actions that 
he committed under terrible 
circumstances in humiliating 

Why is there a need for 
everything to be expressed to 
every person in every detail? I 
don't understand how anyone 
could "honestly" think that the 
gory details of these actions 
need to be expressed to 
children, the same children 
who are currently processing 
thoughts and opinions about 
people in authoritative 
positions who make the laws 
that, hopefully, they will adhere 
to in the future. 

Yes, facts are facts, but 
they could be presented 
differently. If someone 
commits murder with an ax, 
dumps acid all over the victim 
and video tapes it. then admits 
he did it, that is enough. Does 
everyone come out of the 
woodwork and want to see the 
video before they believe his 
confession was honest? 

It's sad to say, but some 
sick bastard will, but hopefully 
most of us will take the word of 
the murderer. 

Now we should discuss the 
possible downside. The 
economy is a roller coaster, we 
have terrorists targeting 
citizens abroad and another war 
is brewing on the Afghanistan 

boarder that will draw no 
telling how many eager "team 
players" with a gun. 

Has anyone even 
considered the implications of 
impeaching the most powerful 
man in the world? 

I agree he is a dirty rotten 
scoundrel, and those of you 
who now lie and say you never 
voted for him. I can honestly 
say I didn't. But when a man of 
great power is demoted, 
someone has to take his place. 
Exactly. Al Gore. Need I say 

Not to mention the 
implications this could have on 
the stock market. Few of us are 
stock brokers, but an idiot can 
turn on CNN, listen and learn 
that when the leadership of the 
most powerful country on the 
planet is in jeopardy, people get 
scared to invest their hard 
earned dollars. If people don't 
invest, companies make cut 
backs, people lose jobs, buy 
less, more cut backs, fewer jobs 

This, of course, may never 
happen. I'm just wondering if 
anyone thinks of this when they 
confuse the impeachment 
possibilities and Ken Starr's 
soap opera with the O.J. show. 

I'm no authority; it's just 
my opinion and I believe what I 

Tuesday. September 22, 1998 

Current Sauce 

Paae 5 


Mechanical Animals 

Sean Woods 
Staff Reporter 

Marilyn Manson 
Mechanical Animals 
Nothing Records 

Evolution takes place 
constantly in the world of rock 
and roll. If bands didn't move 
up the ladder of evolution with 
their music, they would be 
stuck in the same old rut 
churning out the same old 
crap. Thus, leaving their fan 
bases to shrink to nothing. 

Marilyn Manson 
makes an appearance on a 
higher step of this evolutionary 
ladder with an album that is 
much more polished then his 
previous works. Manson 
comes forth with an album that 
pets you while trying to rip 
your throat out as well. 

This CD is not as dark 
as Anti-Christ Superstar was. 
It still retains dark qualities but 
more of a spacy feel is also 
given to it. The industrial 
flavor that was on the previous 
album courtesy of Trent 
Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 
almost nil here. This is most 
likely because Reznor did not 
produce this album. 

It was announced 
before that acoustic guitars 
would be part of the song 
making process, probably 
making some believe that 
Manson was going the way of 
folk music or something like 
that. But he hasn't in the 

In fact the acoustics 
don't overshadow the hardness 
of the album at all. They kind 

of work hand in hand with the 
other combos of live drums 
and drum machines. 

Manson actually sings 
without resorting to growling 
and screaming as much. He 
does a good job with his 
unique voice and he even 
harmonizes on some parts. 

Backup singers even 
help out Manson on the song 
"I Don't Like the Drugs [but 
the Drugs Like Me]," which 
has a surprising funky beat to 

Many messages unify 
the album and the CD cover. 
Coma White (a term that 
doesn't determine whether it is 
a girl or drug that Manson is in 

love with), and Omega and 
the Mechanical Animals 
(supposedly these words stand 
for the closing of this chapter 
of life that Antichrist Superstar 
began.) The Mechanical 
Animals represent the 
unemotional people he was 
once surrounded with and was 
once himself. (I'm not making 
this up. This comes straight 
from Manson's mouth courtesy 
of MTV.) 

Old fans of Manson 
will appreciate his willingness 
to expand his musical 
horizons, and if you haven't 
listened before, now may be a 
good time to start. 



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Next to Antoon's Liquors on the Highway 1 Bypass 


Crowbar pries open the door 

Jaimie Walker 

Contributing Reporter 

Oddfellow's Rest 
Mayhem/Fierce Records 

Oddfellows Rest is the 
latest release from New 
Orleans* Crowbar and their 
first on the new label. 

It also marks the debut of 
former Acid Bath guitarist 
Sammy Duet. 

Since I've seen the band 
open for Pantera when their 
first album Obedience Thru 
Suffering was out, this band 
has gotten better and better. 

Oddfellow's Rest should 
silence all doubts about how 
great this band is. From start 
to finish, the band rolls 
forward like a bulldozer out 
of control. This is very 
intense stuff, both musically 
and lyrically. 

On "Planets Collide," 
guitarist/vocalist Kirk 
Windstein sings with pure 

The songs unfold with 
the core sound Crowbar is 
known for. but this time the 
band makes a smart move by 
incorporating some clean 
guitar parts as well as Duet's 
trademark piercing screams. 
This adds a fresh edge to the 
overall sound of the band. 

Windstein's vocal 
abilities have never shined 
through like this on any other 
Crowbar album. From his 
usual shouts of rage to the 
dismal, restrained passages of 
despair, Windstein can be 
both vocally expressive and 
heavy at the same time. 

The title track (named 
after a New Orleans 
cemetery) may surprise a few 
die-hard fans of Crowbar. 

The band slows thinas 

down, which allows 
Windstein to really show his 
vocal range like never before. 

Clean and smooth vocals 
echo over jingling, bluesy 
guitar play. It is a welcome 
change, indeed. 

When I was told that this 
was the best Crowbar record. 
I have to admit I was 
skeptical, but boy, was I 

Oddfellow 's Rest retains 
the heavy essence of 
Crowbar, while redefining 
their sound. 

In this case. Crowbar 
delivers heaviness while 
exploring new territories 
without sacrificing one for 
the other. 

With excellent talent, 
songwriting and production, 
this is Crowbar's., final 
moment yet. Crowbar is 
certainly the "world 
champion of metal." 

Music to fly by 

Lesa Thompson 
Copy Editor 

Bring It On 

Picture yourself in a 
beatnik club with girls in skin- 
tight hotpants and guys wearing 
striped shirts with beanie caps, 
and you'll pretty much have an 
idea of what Bring It On is all 

Have these fellas smoked a 
lot of weed in their day? I don't 
know, but at this point, I'd be 
willing to bet a Franklin on 
"yes." Judging from the music 
on Bring It On, I'd say Gomez 
must have been talking about 
the weed. Mellow is definitely 
the word that comes to mind. 

This music is far too laid 
back to have been made by 
anyone with a pulse of more 
than 30 beats per minute. 

Somewhere in the world 
right now, there lives a woman 
in a flowing white gown with 
carnations in her hair and 
Gomez on her mind. She must 
be the woman they're referring 
to in the song "Tijuana Lady," 
'cuz that's the mental picture I 

If you still don't get what 
I'm saying, just check out some 
of these other song titles: "Here 
Comes the Breeze." "Love Is 


The music on Bring It On 
will flow from your speakers 
like smoke rolling off a tongue. 
Slide me some skin. This is far 
out groovy cool, Man. 

This is Zen and the Art of 
Motorcycle Maintenance set to 
music. This is Jack Kerouac 
expressed through the cello, a 
saxophone and some fuzz 

Better Than A Warm 
Trombone," "Bubble Gum 
Years" and "Make No Sound." 

It's acoustic and calm; 
music to fly by. That pretty 
much sums it up. 

New sound of King's X 

Lesa Thompson 
Copy Editor 

Tape Head is edgy enough 
to sink your teeth into but 
definitely smooth enough to not 
send you scrambling for the 
Tylenol. The obvious blues 
overtones round out the album 


"Lay down your 
burdens by the riverside. 
Take a deep breath and 
go for a ride.. ..Welcome 
to the Groove Machine." 
So say King's X on the 
album, Tape Head. 

This album leans a bit 
toward the harder side, but not 
too far. I'd say it fits into what 
some people might justifiably 
classify as alterna-groove. 

putting gravy on the biscuits. 

It sounds like something 
you'd hear coming from one of 
those smoke-filled 
underground college hangouts 
in New Orleans. 

I wasn't much of a King's 

X fan when they were a staple 
on MTV some years ago. Their 
music was a bit too busy and 
funky for my satisfaction. Since 
that time, though, the guys 
appear to have turned the funk 
down a notch, and 
their new sound 
suits me far better 
now than it did 
some years ago. 
So if you're 
familiar with the previous 
King's X catalog but didn't 
really like what you heard, 
throw out what you know and 
give 'em another listen. I think 
you'll be pleasantly surprised at 
what you hear this time around. 


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Current Sauce 

Tuesday. September 22. 1998 


Features Office 357-S45* 

Family Day successful again 

Melissa A. Robertson 
Staff Writer 

Parents had the opportunity 
to visit the campus Saturday as 
part of the Annual Family Day. 

Family Day. sponsored by 
the Student Activities Board, 
provided the parents with a 
variety of activities to acquaint 
them with the campus. 

The event began at 1:00 

p.m. in the A. A. Frederick 
Auditorium with registration 
for the parents. 

Free tickets to a Family 
Day dinner at Iberville Dining 
Hall and to the NSU vs. 
Henderson State football game 
were handed out to guests. 

A general assembly, which 
began at 2:00 p.m., featured 
entertainment from 
ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger. 

Miss Northwestern Lady of 
the Bracelet, Rebecca Dauzart. 
President Webb and SGA 
President Luke Dowden 
welcomed the parents and 
spoke about current topics 
concerning the students. 

A tailgate party followed 
the Family Day Dinner with 
live musical entertainment 
from "Louisiana Express" and 
free food prepared by guest 

student chefs. Afterward, the 
parents were invited to attend 
the football game. 

"We usually have about a 
thousand parents come for 
Family Day." Carl P. Henry, 
director of student activities 
and organizations, said. "We 
always have a positive response 
from the parents about the 
events planned for them. The 
parents enjoy having the 

opportunity to visit the campus 
and see NSU from a student's 

Many students enjoyed 
Family Day because the event 
gave them the chance to visit 
with their parents on their own 

"I think it's great that the 
University has an event where 
the parents are on the students 
turf," student Kathy Duvic said. 

"My parents enjoy seeing the 
University from a student's 
point of view." 

"I think Family Day is an 
excellent way to show parents 
exactly how their money is 
being spent." student Earl 
Gates said. "It also helps those 
parents who graduated from 
NSU remember what it was like 
to be a student and [see] how it 
has changed." 

Library secrets revealed in archives 

Benjamin Joseph 
Staff Writer 

Welcome to the third floor 
of Watson Memorial Library, 
the Cammie G. Henry Research 

The research center is the 
place where insight into the 
great minds of our times can be 
found, according to Patricia A. 
Threatt, assistant archivist and 
helpful member of the staff in 
Watson Library. 

While widespread rumors 
of the research center 
possessing some of the long- 
lost love letters of Hitler and 
Einstein were proven to be 
false, the Current Sauce got an 
inside look at the archives to 
reveal even more of the truth. 

First is the Dormon 
Collection, which contains 
letters written from the great 
inventor Thomas Edison to 
Miss Caroline Dormon. 

These letters concerned 

some information about the 
botanical studies that Edison 
was working on with Dormon 
assisting him. 

Northwestern was willed 
these authentic letters in 1972 
by the Dormon family. 

Next, the Current Sauce 
got full access to the James 
Aswell Collection, which 
contains letters written to him 
by several of the greatest 
authors in American literature. 
One is none other than the 

author of The Great Gats by. F. 
Scott Fitzgerald. 

Another author whose 
letters can be found in our 
research center is the famed 
existentialist Ernest 
Hemingway. The novelist 
corresponded with Aswell 
concerning a review that 
Aswell had done on 
Hemingway's work. 

In typical Hemingway 
fashion, he finished his letter to 
Aswell by declaring, "This is a 

lousy letter, but by Christ, your 
review made fine reading to me 
(Paris 1929)." 

Along with these authentic 
letters, there are copies of many 
other influential letters and 
important documents. Among 
them is a letter from General 
George S. Patton to President 
Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

The archives also contain 
the marriage license, will and 
political testament of Adolph 

Overall, the experience is 
quite an interesting look into 
our past and is open to all 

The library hours are 
Monday through Thursday 
from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m; Friday 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m; Saturday 
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; and 
Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m; 

Library office hours 
(archives included) are 
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. 
until 5 p.m. 

Campus Spotlight: The Purple Jackets 

Camille Nunez 
Contributing Writer 

The Purple Jackets have 
served as the official hostesses 

of Northwestern State 
University since 1927. 

The Purple Jackets is an 
honor organization comprised 
of 40 women who were chosen 

because of their high ideals, 
strong character and service 

Purple Jackets perform 
services that are beneficial to 

both the University and the 
community alike, and members 
are encouraged to exhibit 
leadership skills. 

The purpose of the Purple 

Jacket organization is to 
develop in its members a 
strong character and a set of 
high ideals. 

Purple Jacket members 

must meet certain 
qualifications. Each must hold 
at least a junior standing, have 
a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 
submit a letter of 

Purple Jacket members 
must also be involved in 
at least two University 
organizations and hold an 
office in one. 

This year's new 
members are, front row 
from left to right: 
Michelle D. Craig, Betsy 
Corley, Emily Leonard, 
Wendy Lanier, April 
Bradford, Jennifer Fabre. 

Second row: Gylles 
Landry, Caron Chester, 
Monica Adams, Tammy 
Bordelon, Emily Tracey, 
Casey Ashley, Haguit 
Rivera, Julia Duncan, 
Nikki Walker. 

Back row: Allison 
Tulod, Robin Hayes, 
Jaime McElroy, 
Angelique Duhon, Misti 
Chalette, Camille Nunez, 
Melanie McBride, Kelly 
Watkins, Kay Sherwood, 
Jennifer Graneaux. 

"Current Quotes 


How do you feel about the IM referendum passing? 

" I think it is good because it 
provides better facilities, so 
students do not have to leave 
campus to Find better equipment." 

« Laura Wimberly 

"I support it. I believe in 
investing in our future. It will 
better our campus, so why 

Christina Jones 

"I feel excited because our facility 
is not up to the standards of other 
colleges, and I want to leave 
something behind for those who 

Shelley Baswell 

"I am disappointed that it passed 
because the money could be spent 
on something of more priority to 
students, like parking." 

Gary Humble 


SGA Platform Statements 

Candidates for freshman class senator 

Madeline Rozas 

Hi! My name is Madeline Rozas. 
I am a Freshman here at 
Northwestern, and loving every 
minute of it! I am asking for your 
support at the polls this week to elect 
me as one of your Freshman Class 
Senators. If I am elected, you will see 
that I will do a great job in 
representing you, the Freshman Class. 

I will listen to what you have to 
say and make sure that our voices are 

heard throughout the campus. I know 
that there are a number of situations 
that need to be addressed here on 
campus. I can be depended upon to 
see that we make the necessary 
changes to make our campus the best 
that it can be. 

I was a strong leader in my 
community back home and wish to 
prove myself the same here at 

I was President of my Junior 
Class and Vice-President of my Senior 
Class in high school. I am very 
responsible and trustworthy and also 
very friendly. You can come talk to 
me anytime you want to share with me 
anything that you think needs to be 
taken care of on our campus. 

I hope that you will make the 
right decision on Election Day and 
vote for me, Madeline Rozas, running 
for Freshman Class Senator. 

Thank you! 

' J 

Gary T. Rushworth, Jr. 

Hi, my name is Gary 
T. Rushworth, Jr. and I 
am running for the office 
of Freshman Senator. I 
am from the great 
metropolis of 
Shreveport, LA and a 
graduate of Southwood 
High. I like to play 
sports and participate in 
extra curricular activities 

like parties; I mean 
socials, sporting events, 
and band! 

Anyway I feel as 
your Freshman Senator I 
can bring to you great 
joy as you go through 
your first year of college 
away from parents and 

I feel I would be 
able to strongly voice 
the opinion of our 
Freshman Class by 
doing whatever it takes 
to be heard, sorry no 
examples. So if you feel 
the need and you want to 
be the best, join me as I 
take you to the Pinnacle, 
sorry, the top, and vote, 
me, Gary T. for your '98 
Freshman Senator. 

Raechal Leone 

My name is Raechal 
Leone and I am running 
for SGA Freshman 
Senator. I am from 
Shreveport and I 
graduated form 
Southwood High School, 
where I was Student 
Council President last 

Here at 
Northwestern, I am a new 
member of Tri Sigma 
Sorority and a broadcast 
journalism major with a 
minor in Political Science. 
I have always enjoyed 
being involved in student 
government and meeting 
new people, being SGA 
Freshman Senator will 
give me the chance to do 
both of these things. 

I am willing to 
dedicate my time and hard 
work to SGA in order to 
improve NSU. I am really 
excited about the 
upcoming year and hope 
that you will vote me, 
Raechal Leone, for your 
SGA Freshman Senator! 

Candidates for the office of treasurer 

I am currently a 
senator for SGA. I 
have a working 
knowledge of how 
SGA conducts 
business. One of my 
goals is to help 
improve Student life. 

Sybil Slatkin 

Lucas Shaw 

The experience and 
knowledge to accomplish the 
tasks set forth are necessary 
qualifications for any elected 

position. In addition, I 
believe that a Student 
Government officer must 
have a desire to seek change 
and improvement in the 
university. More importantly, 
theie is a responsibility to 
represent and voice the needs 
of the students. It is for this 
sole purpose that the SGA 

As a candidate for SGA 
Treasurer, I feel that my 
background regarding the 
fiscal affairs of the University 
would give me an inside track 
on concerns and issues the 
office will be facing this up 

coming year; and my 
experience as a representative 
for student life would benefit 
my intentions to develop the 
position of Treasurer to better 
serve the needs of the 
students. After already 
successfully managing a 
budget in excess of $25,00 as 
an undergraduate, I feel I can 
say that I have the knowledge 
and time to negotiate the 
financial matters of the 
Student Government 

This year's projected 
budget that the Student 
Government Treasurer will be 

responsible for managing is 
approximately $40,000; and 
as a reminder, elections are 
the most important time for 
NSU students to voice their 
opinions. Therefore, I 
encourage every student to 
use careful consideration 
when taking advantage of this 
opportunity to cast his/her 
vote in this semester's 
election. My name is Lucas 
Shaw, and as SGA Treasurer, 
I will work to enhance the 
fiscal affairs of SGA and the 
student life here at 


(No charge) 

Caps and gowns available for seniors 

September 28, 1998 
8:30 to 4:30 pm 
Faculty Lounge 
Second Floor 
Student Union 

The Pinnacle 


$3 Pitcher of Well 
Drinks, $1 Tequila Rose, 
Hot Sex, Jagermeister, 
Beer 2 for 1 Puckers, 
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"Ladies Night" Ladies 
Get In and Drink Until 10 
pm, Penny Draft Until 

Midnight, $1 Wine 
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Tequila Rose, Hot Sex, 
Beer, 2 for 1 Puckers, $.50 
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Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
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Page 8 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 22, 1998 


Sports Office 357-5384 

KNTS hosts 

Soccer goes 1-1 

show for down south 
Demon athletes 

Chuck W ea v er 
Staff Reporter 

The athletic department 
will have more media exposure 
this year thanks to 
Natchitoches' new television 
station, KNTS channel 17. 

The new station will air In 
The Sports Zone, a show that 
will offer extensive coverage of 
all NSU sports. According to 
Operations Manager and 
Programmer Gordon Rivet, the 
show will spend the next 40 
weeks showcasing and 
highlighting Demon athletics. 

Rivet is excited over giving 
the surrounding area a chance 
to see the great athletic 
programs that are offered, but 
that may not get the media 
exposure that they deserve. 

Doug Ireland, the director 
of sports information, feels In 
The Sports Zone will give the 
community a chance to 
appreciate the nationally 
ranked programs that play at 

The athletes are also 
looking forward to the local 

media coverage. 

Defensive standouts Rhett 
Crosby and Jake Michel 
anticipate better attendance at 
home games due to the 
exposure of the football teams 

"We are out there every 
Saturday punishing people," 
Crosby said. "Hopefully the 
community will flip on channel 
17 and see the big plays and 
want to come watch it live." 

Junior soccer player Amy 
Fulkerson hopes the attention 
will give the soccer team the 
fan support they will need 
while defending their 
conference championship this 

The softball team is also 
defending a conference 
championship. Former pitcher 
Jennifer Owens feels the show 
will give the community the 
chance to enjoy the success that 
they are experiencing. 

The coaches are definitely 
excited about more media 
coverage. Coach Gay McNutt 
is looking forward to having a 
chance to play on TV in front of 

local fans, while Sam Goodwin 
hopes the extra exposure will 
aid in recruiting and motivating 
students to attend games. 

"A lot of students see the 
names of athletes but not the 
faces." Assistant Athletic 
Director Dennis Kalina noted. 
" This exposure will put names 
with faces and hopefully 
students will want to go watch 
the ones who are in their 

Juniors Kris Wilkerson and 
Shadi Bouz like the idea of 
watching the athletes that they 
know when the games are to far 
away to travel. Other students, 
like freshmen Trisha Shrell and 
Jill Richie, are going to watch 
the program because they want 
to know more about Demon 

Whatever the reason 
people watch, KNTS has 
everyone excited about their 
new program In The Sports 
Zone. This new show has 
everyone anticipating 
increased community 
involvement in Northwestern 

Rondray Hill 
Staff Reporter 

Defense was the word this 
weekend for the Demons as 
they split the last two games of 
a four-game road trip, losing to 
Louisiana State University 2-0 
and defeating Southeastern 
Louisiana 1-0. 

Amy Fulkerson had an 
exceptional w^ek, since she 
was named Southland 
Conference "Player of the 
Week." Fulkerson scored on a 
goal in each of the Demons 
first four games and leads the 
SLC in goals, shot on goals 
and statistical points. 

The Demons now stand at 
.500 with a 3-3-1 record. 

'To open the conference 
schedule with win against a 
good SLU team on the road 
gives us a huge boost," head 
coach Pete Watkins said. " This 
should send a message to the 
rest of the conference." 

Friday against LSU, the 
Demon defense held the Tiger 
offense scoreless in the first 
half, but two quick goals in the 
second half for LSU proved to 

be the difference. Goalkeeper 
Tiffany Swingler had two 
saves as LSU sent 22 shot to 
the net. 

LSU, who improved their 
record to 4-1-1, also held the 
Demon offense in check, 
only three 
shot to the 
Tiger's goal. 

The Demons 
adder her 
conference - 
seventh goal 
on the 
season to 
edge SLU l- 
0. With the 

she stopped 12 shots on goal. 

The victory against the 
Demons was the first 
conference win for 
Northwestern, who are now 1 - 
in conference. 




shutout, as 

News Bureau 

Missy Payne fakes out her 
opponent and then breaks 
for the goal. 

— _ . 

Volleyball team struggles in Texas 

David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

For the Volleyball team, 

this past weekend marked 
the beginning of 
Southland Conference play 
with a Texas road swing that 

Athlete of the 

lAthlete of the 

Warren Patterson 

The senior 
quarterback tied the 
school record with 
four touchdowns 
passes in the 53-7 
victory over Henderson 
State. Patterson led 
the way with 9 of 12 
accuracy for 209 
yards. The Demons 
improver their record 
to 3-0 and move up to 
No. 8 in the country. 

Upcoming Home 
October 15 
6 p.m. vs. McNeese 

Amy Fulkerson 

The sophomore 
forward scored the 
game-winning goal in 
the Demons 1 -0 victory 
over SLU. With the 
goal, Fulkerson adds to 
her team and 
conference leading 
point total. The 
Demons improve their 
overall record to 3-3-1 
and 1-0 in the SLC 

Upcoming Home 

September 27 
11 p.m. vs. Troy State 

went through UT-San Antonio 
and Southwest Texas State. 

Northwestern dropped its 
SLC opener Friday night at the 
hands of UTSA's Roadrunners 
15-9, 15-9, 15-3. 

The Demons weren't able 
to overcome UTSA's 
outstanding .378 hitting 
percentage for the match. The 
Roadrunners were led by 
Tamara Luckemeyer with 10 
kills and a .412 hitting 
percentage, and Katy Risinger 

who added 9 kills and a .600 
hitting percentage. UTSA 
committed only 8 errors in 82 
attacks for the match. 

NSU was led by Kim Hand 
with 10 kills, while Kandice 
Washington contributed 5 

Missy Krause led the 
Demons with a .250 hitting 
percentage and 23 assists. 
NSU struggled all night hitting 
just .049 as a team and 
committing 32 attack errors. 

Saturday did not bring the 
Demons much better luck, 
losing to Southwest Texasl5- 
11, 15-7, 15-2. 

SWT's Makeda Smith and 
Shenequa Bedford led the 
Bobcats' attack with 9 and 8 
kills, respectively. 

SWT hit .318 for the 
match, compared to NSU's 
.050, as the Demons committed 
29 attack errors. 

Kia Converse led the 
Demons with 6 kills and 7 digs. 

Shera Karasiak and Kandice 
Washington each contributed 5 
kills apiece. Missy Krause 
amassed 18 assists for the 

The Demons (2-7, 0-2 SLC) 
next open the home portion of 
the 1998 campaign this Friday 
night against preseason 
favorite UT-Arlington. 

Tip-off at Prather 
Coliseum is set for 7:00 p.m., 
and they'd like to see you 

News Bureau 

The 1998 Demon volleyball team is: Back Row 
(from 1 to r) Shera Karasiak, Kandice 
Washington, April Addeo, Heather Krolcyzk, 
Kim Hand, Jessica Smith, Kia Converse. Front 
Row (from 1 to r) Lori Dyer, Sondra Lima, Missy 
Krause, Kendra Peters and Lisa Abner. 

Tuesday, September 22, 1998 

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Reddies not ready for this! 

Jennifer Quebedeaux 
Staff Reporter 

Senior quarterback Warren 
Patterson tied the school record 
for touchdown passes as the 
Demons ramparted the 
Henderson State Reddies 53-7 
Saturday at Turpin Stadium in 
non-conference football action. 

Patterson took the spotlight 
in the game as he tied a school 
record shared by Bobby Hebert 
(1980), Kenny Philibert (1977) 
and Dale Hoffpauir (1958) with 
four touchdown passes. 

Throwing three 
touchdowns, Patterson 
attempted this record last year 
during a homecoming 
exhibition against Southwest 

"I felt that I could break 
[the record] easily," Patterson 
said. "I respect the record that 
Bobby Hebert and the others 
set, and I am proud to be 

alongside them. I respect Coach 
Goodwin's decision. He wanted 
me to accomplish that record 
against a stronger opponent, 
and that's the way it should be." 

Patterson led his team by 
completing 9 of 12 passes for 
209 yards. 

"As far as being on target, 
Warren was as sharp as he's 
ever been," Demon head coach 
Sam Goodwin said. "The three 
incompletions resulted from not 
seeing the right receiver or not 
being on time with the throw, 
because he threw the ball 
extremely well. He had a 
couple of great throws on the 
deep balls where there wasn't 
much room to get it in there." 

Henderson State dropped 
to 1-2. The Demons, who 
traveled to Southwest texas 
next, moved to 3-0. 

Senior tailback Ronnie 
Powell had his sixth 100-yard 
or better rushing total in the last 

seven games. Powell rushed for 
116 yards on 10 carries for two 

"The offense showed up 
tonight," Powell said. "There 
were times we didn't click the 
way we should have; After, we 
found our groove, and we stuck 
with it. The offensive line did 
an excellent job blocking, 
everybody did their part and 
that made our jobs in the 
backfield a lot easier." 

The Demon Purple Swarm 
defense was on the ball as they 
held Henderson State to 278 
total offensive yards. 

Defensive back Kerry 
Hilliard led the team in tackles 
with seven, followed by 
Linebacker Lanny Lawrence 
with five. 

Linebacker Matt Slate 
posted two tackles, one fumble 
return for 55 yards and a pass 

"Our defensive line was 

knocking the ball loose all 
night, and that was a big key 
right there," Slate noted. "We 
kept the ball on the turf and 
picked it up when we had the 

Patterson's first touchdown 
pass came with 13:11 in the 
first quarter as he threw to T. J. 
Sutherland for 48 yards to put 
the Demons on the board 7-0. 

Powell rushed for 12 yards 
around the end with 3:50 left in 
the first quarter to give the 
Demons a 13-0 lead. 

A hand-off by Reddie 
quarterback Bradford Bragg to 
Anthony Wright set up a 
fumble for Slate who ran it 
back 55 yards to the Demon 34- 
yard line. 

"I'm not real sure who hit 
the guy," Slate said. "I think it 
was Jason Miller, but the ball 
came loose and hung in the air 
for a good amount of time. I 
had enough time to cross from 

the other side of the field to 
catch it." 

Slate's fumble return set up 
a touchdown pass for Patterson 
who hit Eric Granger for 34 
yards in the closing seconds of 
the first quarter building the 
lead to 20-0. 

Patterson then threw to 
Nathan Black for 15 yards with 
11:58 in the second quarter 
boosting the Demon lead to 

Another fumble by Wright 
set up a 14-yard run by Powell 
21 seconds later rocketing the 
Demon's score to 32-0. 

Patterson's final pass came 
with 8:20 left in the second 
quarter as he threw to Chris 
Pritchett for 5 yards, which 
gave Northwestern State an 
insurmountable 39-0 lead. 

In the closing seconds of 
the first half, Brian Jacquet ran 
for 3 yards leaving Henderson 
State no chance of recovering 

from a 46-0 score. 

After a scoreless third 
quarter, Northwestern scored 
their final touchdown with a 
one yard run by Tony Taylor 
with 10:37 left in the game, 
sealing Henderson's fate 53-0. 

Henderson State's Joseph 
Smith scored their only 
touchdown, a five yard run with 
5:31 left in the game closing the 
score 53-7. 

"Good football teams take 
care of business, and we did 
tonight," Goodwin added. "We 
had a chance to let down after 
the two wins over tough 
opponents and playing a 
Division II team, but our guys 
gave Henderson the respect 
they deserve, and we came out 
playing hard." 

A Reddie quarterback comes face to face with the 
Demon's Purple Swarm defense, and he gets sacked 
like a bag of groceries. 

111 1)3$ 

News Bureau 

Nathan Black snags a pass by Warren 
Patterson and subsequently tries to 
avoid eating the turf at Turpin. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 1998 

Cross Country finishes seventh 

Baker leads Demons at SMU Invitational 

Mark Keough 
Staff Reporter 

Chris Baker, now in his 
second year at Northwestern, 
has proven to himself and his 
team that his years here will not 
be wasted or spent without his 
making a name for himself. 

Baker, placing 21st 
individually this past weekend, 
led the 1998 Men's Cross 
Country team to an outstanding 
7th place team finish overall. 

With 11 teams and 96 
competitors competing, the 
Demons proved they are still 
just as challenging this year as 

they were during the 1997 

The weather was humid, 
the course was rough and hilly, 
but Baker handled his business 
racing through the 8,000 
kilometer (5-mile) course in 

"I . felt pretty good 
Saturday," Baker said. "The 
pace went out really fast, but I 
just got into my own race and 
let the rest take care of itself. It 
was a very challenging course, 
but, overall, I am satisfied with 
our team performance." 

Following Baker is Hector 
Andujo, the Jr. College transfer 

from Phoenix, who has also 
guaranteed that he is going to 
be a significant asset 
throughout the year, placing 
26th overall and completing the 
5 mile race in 28:17. 

"I think we did alright," 
Andujo said. "The weather was 
hot, the hills were steep and the 
ground was really rough, but I 
think with a couple more weeks 
of hard training, we will be 
better and more prepared." 

Sophomore Mark Keough, 
who has been struggling since 
the beginning of the semester, 
got boxed in at the start. 
Keough came racing in at 28:56 

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his induction into the Reddies Hall of Fame. 



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Ruston native Todd Boddie 
trailed in behind Keough, 
placing 37th overall and ending 
with a 29:09. 

Others finishing for the 
Demons and completing the job 
were Juan Londono (30:06) 
placing 46th, Robert 
McCormack (30:38) placing 
50th, and rookie Kyle Thomas 
(32:24) placing 53rd overall. 

"The guys ran a tough 
course but a decent race," 
Demon head coach Leon 
Johnson said. "I think their 
competing level needs some 
more work, but for their first 

race, I was pretty well pleased. 
Our group average time was 
29:18.60. Our goal by 
conference is sub-26 minutes, 
and the way our guys are 
shaping up, we should be there 
real soon. Also Danon O' Kelly, 
one of our best runners, is out 
with stress fractures. Once we 
get him healed up and back to 
racing, our Men's Cross 
Country team will, definitely, 
be solid." 

Out of 11 schools, there 
were 3 Southland Conference 
teams competing. Those were 
Northwestern, SFA and UTA. 
The Demons ran all over UTA, 

but they still fell a few places 
short of SFA. 

"SFA, McNeese and UTSA 
have sturdy teams this year, but 
we are getting stronger day by 
day," Ruston native Todd 
Boddie said. "We are going to 
work on our game plan a little 
more this week, and hopefully, 
we'll pick them off one by 

The Men's next challenge 
will be this weekend at SFA's 
Home Invitational. 

Football team opens 
conference play at 
Southwest Texas 

Chuck Weaver 
Staff Reporter 

The football team will 
travel to Southwest Texas State 
this Saturday to start their 
defense of the Southland 
Football League title. 

Northwestern leads the 
series between the two teams 8- 
7, and the visiting team has 
won four of the last five games 
in the series. 

The Demons hope to snap 
a 0-3 record when starting 
conference play on the road. 

Last week, the Southwest 
Texas Bobcats lost to 
No. 6-ranked Hofstra, 17-3, 
while NSU beat up on 
Henderson State 53-7. 

The victory marked the 
ninth straight regular season 
win, the longest win streak for 
the Demons in 16 seasons 
under Sam Goodwin. 

Coach Goodwin is the 

winningest coach in 35 years of 
Southland Football league 
history and can claim his 100th 
collegiate victory this week. 
He has been here for 16 of his 
18 seasons as a head coach. 

QB Warren Patterson is 
playing exceptionally well. In 
his last three games, he has 
accumulated a pass efficiency 
rating of 152.4, the 11th best in 
Division I-AA. The school 
season record is 145.5 by Scott 
Stoker in 1988. 

Combine that with tailback 
Ronnie Powell's 111.7-ypg 
rushing average, and you have 
one of the best offensive attacks 
in the nation. 

The Demons are also 
smoldering hot on defense. 
The run support is only 
allowing 61.3 yards per game 
and 1.9 yards per carry. This 
ranks them 7th nationally. 

"Swarm, baby, swarm!" 
That's the chant that defines the 

Demons' Purple Swarm 
defense, one of the nation's 
most aggressive and best set of 
stop troops. 

The Demons ranked 11th 
in total defense in 1997 and 
were 16th in the same category 
in 1996, their first season under 
coordinator Brad Peveto. The 
attacking 4-3-4 scheme relies 
upon mass substitutions to keep 
players fresh. 

The Archive 5 is piling up 
sacks for their scrap books. 

The five seniors (ends 
Robert Daniel, Jason Miller and 
Mario Sanchez, tackles Clint 
Loggins and Rhett Crosby) 
have accumulated 71 sacks in 
the last two seasons. 

The school record of 37 
(1987) is definitely in trouble. 
10 Demons have at least one 
sack this season. 

News Bureau 

Nathan Black catches a 15-yard pass in the second quarter 
giving the Demons an overwhelming lead. The Demons 
looks to improve their 3-0 status in their first conference 
game against Southwest Texas this Saturday. 




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Vol. 87, No. 10, 8 page 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, September 29, 1998 

South La residents find shelter 

Chuck Weaver 
Staff Reporter 

Hundreds of evacuees fled 
to north Louisiana this weekend 
to escape the wrath of hurricane 

With strong winds and high 
tides sweeping the Gulf Coast 
this weekend, residents of 
southern Louisiana were urged 

to leave their homes and seek 

Weather officials predicted 
that New Orleans and the coast 
of southern Louisiana were 
expected to feel the brunt of the 
storm, with winds up to 110 
mph and a projected rainfall of 
25-30 inches. 

As people began 
evacuating their homes, hotel 

News Bureau 

Families such as these from south Louisiana 
have spent the past few days in a hurricane 
evacuation shelter created on campus. 

rooms throughout the state 
were quickly booked. Some 
evacuees were even referred to 
hotels as far away as Tyler, 

Chris Pierre, manager of 
the Best Western Inn, which is 
located off of Interstate 49, 
said all hotels in the area were 
filled soon after the rush began 

To compensate for the 
extra business, Pierre said 
additional hotel supplies had to 
be ordered. 

"We've turned away at 
least 100 people a night," 
Pierre said. 

The lack of hotel rooms has 
prompted area cities to open 
shelters for those evacuees who 
have no other place to go. 

The Red Cross initiated a 
shelter in Natchitoches at the 
Health and Human 
Performance Building. The 
shelter, which first opened its 
doors at 7 a.m. on Sunday, is 
being run by the local sheriff 
and police departments. 

Dr. Michael Moulton, head 
of the Department of Health 

Demon Drum and 
Color Guard held 
Sept. 19 in Turpin 

556 High School participants attend 

Dana Gonzales 
Staff Reporter 

They came from 
Texas, Mississippi, 
Arkansas and all comers of 
Louisiana. Hundreds of 
high school drum and color 
guard members came to the 
University eager to play 
with a college band in a 
huge stadium. 

Demon Drum and 
Color Guard was held Sept. 
19 with a record 556 high 
school participants, 
according to Dr. Kenneth 
Green, associate director of 

Students spent the 
day rehearsing the music 
and flag routines they 
performed during the half- 
time show of the Demon 
football game. 

Aramark sponsored 
the day by providing T- 
shirts for the students. 
Row-Loff productions. 
Publishers of the music that 
wa s played, provided the 
musical piece free of 

The day was 
intended to be a recruitment 
opportunity. Participation 
is up from 65 students the 
first year to 556 this year. 
Green said one of the 
reasons participation has 
increased over the years is 

because he chose music 
that is at an attainable level 
for the younger student. 

"Most schools send 
out music that is pretty 
advanced, and these 
students would have no 
idea how to play this," 
Green said. "The attitude at 

"Why couldn't these 
kids come in and have 
a feature that is 
accessible to them? 
They are going to have 
to practice it, no 
doubt, but they can 
play this stuff. They 
can come in here and 
say, 'Man, I hung with 
the college line' and 
that is fine." 

Dr. Kenneth Green 
Associate Dir. of Bands 

most colleges is, 'That's 
fine, they can watch us 
play.' The college drum 
line would stand together as 
a unit out front and all these 
kids would come in and 
huddle behind them. I want 
kids to succeed in 
everything they do. Why 
couldn't these kids come in 
and have a feature that is 
accessible to them? They 
are going to have to 
practice it, no doubt, but 
they can play this stuff. 

They can come in here and 
say, 'Man, 1 hung with the 
college line' and that is 

Another change 
Green has implemented is 
that he does not allow NSU 
students to stand next to 
each other on the field. He 
tells his students to "find 
the biggest pile of high 
school kids you can and 
insert yourself into the 
middle of it." 

He believes 
integrating the younger 
students into the college 
line makes them feel like 
part of a team. Green's 
enthusiasm for music and 
the student shows as he 
talks about the event. 

"Here's a kid that 
comes from a band of 
maybe 40 kids," Green 
added. "They are going to 
be in a college 
stadium. ..full of people. 
They are surrounded by 
550 other players and.. .a 
250 piece marching band 
that, not to brag on the NSU 
band, but that band will 
hang with any college band 
in the country, blowing a 
hot Latin tune right behind 
them, wow! I wish I had 
the opportunity to do this 
when I was a kid." 

and Human Performance, said 
the shelter has been such a 
success because of the many 
people who volunteered their 
time to care for evacuees. 

Moulton said blankets, 
toiletries, snack foods and other 
items were donated by 
Natchitoches residents and 
student organizations. Aramark 
prepared three meals a day for 
those in the shelter. 

Volunteers said, at one 
point, 150 evacuees were 
seeking refuge at the shelter. 
As of Monday night, 
approximately 65 people were 
still there. 

Evacuees tried to make the 
best of a bad situation by 
reading, playing cards or 
engaging in some activity that 
would take their minds off what 
was happening back home. 

Some people who live in 
south Louisiana said they had 
been cleared to go back home. 
However, most of them chose 
to stay at the shelter for a few 
more days until traffic has 

Nancy Shaw, an evacuee 

Natchitoches residents volunteered their time 
to help those people in the hurricane 
evacuation shelter set up at the Health and 
Human Performance Building. 

from the New Orleans area, 
said she was very thankful to be 
staying in a shelter. She said 
she and her 1 -year-old daughter 
had to stay in a rest stop 
Saturday night that was "hot 
and full of mosquitoes." 

"This is like a vacation," 
Shaw said smiling. "It's like 
being at the Holiday Inn." 

Nilmo Hernandez, another 
evacuee from the New Orleans 
area, made his way to the 
shelter with six other families 

from his home town. He said 
he was grateful to be staying in 
a nice and clean shelter. Other 
shelters that he and his family 
have stayed in were not as nice 
or as clean as this particular 

"Everyone has been really 
nice," Hernandez said of the 
volunteers at the shelter. 
"We're worried about our 
home, but we're keeping the 

76 companies, other 
organizations make 
career day successful 

Thomas Danna 
Staff Reporter 

Counseling and Career 
Services sponsored a career 
and graduate school day last 

According to Counseling 
and Career Services assistant 
Angie Perot, 76 companies, 
graduate schools, and other 
organizations had display 
tables at the event. Student 
Activities Board gave free 
pizza to students who visited 
three or more booths. 

"As a whole, this is the 
largest career day we've ever 
had," Perot said. 

One business represented 
at the event was First Investors. 
First Investors is a 67 year old 
Wall Street firm and one of the 
largest privately owned 
investment companies in 
America. Lawrence DeHart, 
division manager of the 

Thibodaux branch, represented 
the company. 

"We are looking for 
someone people oriented, 
professional in demeanor, and 
possessing three character 
traits: honesty, integrity, and 
loyalty," DeHart said. "We are 
pleased with what we see at 
Northwestern State 

Ten schools from 
Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, and 
Mexico had display tables. 
Andrea Lowe was hosting 
Southern University Law 
school's table. 

" Students seem interested, 
especially students from the 
Louisiana Scholars' College. 
At the Southern University 
Law School, we want students 
with a real desire for law, good 
reasoning and analytical skills, 
a good grasp for logic, and 
college level reading and 
writing skills," Lowe said. 

The busiest table of the day 
belonged to the School of 
Therapeutic Massage. Not 
only were they recruiting 
students; they were also giving 
free massages. 

"Career Day at 
Northwestern State University 
has been a wonderful 
experience for me and my 
school," Sam Gaspard, a 
student at the school, said. 

Students who attended 
came in for various reasons. 

Carlos Ratliff, a senior in 
criminal justice, attended 
career day to visit the Marine 
Corps table. Lai-Fa Lee, an 
international student from 
Taiwan majoring in electronics 
engineering, came looking for 
job information. 

Some students requested to 
remain anonymous after 
admitting they only came for 
the free pizza. 

See Career day page 2 

14-day enrollment figures 
released by Registrars Office 

Becky Shumake 
Staff Reporter 

The Registrar's Office ha: 
released the figures for the 14 
day enrollment count for the 
Fall 1998 semester. 

According to Lillie Bell, 
Registrar, the total enrollment 
for the Fall 1998 semester is 
8572. This figure includes 
5863 students in 

undergraduate studies, 245 
seeking Master's Degrees, 4 
seeking Specialist Degree? 
and 1 seeking a Doctorates 

There are 2459 part-time 

The total enrollment 
figure includes 1553 incoming 
freshmen. According to Chris 
Maggio, Director of 
Enrollment Services, the 
number of incoming freshmen 
has remained stable since last 

Maggio says the 
university does not have a 
problem with keeping 
freshmen at Northwestern. 

"Our retention rates are 
pretty good," Maggio said. 

"The retention rate is around 
61 percent which is above 

Improvements in student 
services and recruiting efforts 
have also helped to keep the 
retention level of freshmen 
students high, Maggio added. 

"We tend to see that 
students who are active and 
involved on campus do not 
leave," Maggio said. 

Other factors, such as the 
cost of attending college, are 
also being addressed. 

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Tuesday, September 29, 1998 


Campus Connections 

Psi Chi: Meetings Wednesday September 30 and Thursday October 1 at 
Bienvenu Hall Room 305. 

College Republicans: New officers are: (Chairman) Charlie Penrod, 
(1st Vice Chair) Scott Debrose, (2nd Vice Chair) Catherine Gill, (Public 
Relations Secretary) Bryan Hunsaker, (Treasurer) Sara Debroeck, 
(recording Secretary) Joni Naquin, (Previous Chairman) Chad Mills. 
Congratulations on your newly elected positions. Meetings are held every 
Thursday at 7p.m. in room 221 of the Student Union. All parties are 
welcome. Come visit us also at our web site: 

Alpha OmicrOn Pi: Hi Alphas! I hope all of you are getting ready 
for a really exciting bash this Friday. Don't forget our Highway Clean-Up 
with Sigma Nu the following Saturday at noon. The new member retreat 
also begins Saturday evening. Congratulations tour new Alpha As and 
B's: Kathryn richards, Pam Hoss, Heather McCardle, Deanna Seacrest, 
Kim Pratt, Jenny McNeil, Melissa Tribble, Lacy Dumas, Ashley Freeman, 
Nikki Didelot, Christine Primm, Susan Procell, Megan Gordan, Lori 
Cashio, Crystal Ware, Alexis Roy and Jessica Alligood (Alpha As). Kim 
Pratt, Amy Stennett, Lori Cashio, Jessica Alligood, Christy Hanes, Nikki 
Didelot, Jenny McNeil, Lacy Dumas, Lisa Levell, Charnell Mudd, and 
Tiffany Jeansonne (Alpha B's). Good work, girls! Thought for the week: 
Trouble is only temporary. The lessons it teaches are permanent. Alpha 
Love and Roses! 

SGA: The Student Government Association Senate approved $2,000 on 

Monday, September 21, 1998, to provide chartered student organizations an 
opportunity to apply for a grant of $200 or less. Senate members voted on 
guidelines for the grants last night. If any student organization is interested 
in applying, please contact the SGA office for further information. More 
information concerning the application and deadlines will be available next 

Freshman Connection 1999: The office of New student 

programs is now accepting applications for Freshman Connection 1999 
Summer Orientation Leaders. There are twenty spots available for highly 

motivated individuals who have a strong desire to assist new 
students and have a great knowledge of university rules, regulations, and 
activities. You must have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA and at least 30 credit 
hours. You must also possess effective oral communication skills and be 
able to facilitate small group discussions. Applications are available in 
room 103 of the Student Union and are due back in room 103 on 
Wednesday, October 14, 1998. If you have any questions or concerns, 
please contact the office of New Student Programs at 357-5559. 

KA's: Faculty member of the month for October is Dr. Jack Pace. KA was 
presented with the Mayor's Award for their hard work with the 
community last Monday at City Hall. 

Gov. Mike Foster 
stresses education 
at Long fundraiser 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

"The most important thing 
that it takes to really get people 
to work in this state is to 
educate," Gov. Mike Foster 

This was the message 
Foster stressed Tuesday to an 
audience at Prather Coliseum 
during a fund-raiser for state 
Rep. Jimmy Long. 

Foster told the crowd that 
his job as governor is to serve 
as a leader for the people of this 
state. His three main objectives 
are to run Louisiana as a 
business, put the state to work 
and "be first in some things." 

To accomplish these 
objectives, Foster said 
education must be made a 
priority, which requires the help 
of many "soldiers." In fact, 
Foster said he attended 
Tuesday's fund-raiser to honor 
one of the "colonels" of this 
state — Jimmy Long. 

"He's got experience," 
Foster said of Long. "He 

knows more about education 
than most of our legislators." 

Long, who represents the 
residents of the 23rd District in 
Natchitoches and Winn 
parishes, is a former Man of the 
Year in Natchitoches and is a 
member of the NSU Hall of 

Foster has voiced his 
support for 18 constitutional 
amendments on Saturday's 
ballot. He said the most 
important one is Amendment 1 , 
which would create a Louisiana 
Community and Technical 
College system and 
management board under the 
Board of Regents. 

If the amendment passes, 
the affected institutions will be 
placed under the board's 
control July 1, 1999. 

Long, who introduced the 
bill in the House, said the 
amendment is needed to fill a 
void in the state. 

Besides Foster, other 
guests spoke at the fund-raiser 
in support of the man who 
many say is a champion of all 

levels of education in 

"Jimmy has been the 
champion for elementary, 
secondary, vo-tech and higher 
education," Dr. Cecil Picard, 
state superintendent of 
education, said. "He has never 
given up on Northwestern, and 
now it ranks up there with some 
of the best academically and 
athletically in any conference 
in this state." 

Dr. Randall Webb, 
president of the University, told 
the audience that Long has 
been a faithful server to both 
the University and 
Natchitoches. Webb also took 
time to present Foster with a 
school sweatshirt and the "Nth 

"This is one of the highest 
honors that NSU can give," 
Webb said. "We give this 
honor in recognition of 
unselfish devotion to duty. 
Governor Foster is more 
deserving than anyone of this 
particular award." 

areer Day... 

Jenny Adkins, a senior in 
hospitality and tourism, said, 
"I came in looking for an 
internship, but there weren't 
enough opportunities in 
hospitality and tourism." 

Blaine Allen, a junior in 
business administration, said, 

"I'm trying to find out what's 
happening in my major. But I 
think I want to go get a 
massage first. I think I might 
not leave that table." 

"I think this was the 
biggest response from 
individual companies," 

Jennifer Maggio director of 
Couseling and Career 
Services said. "Employers 
were impressed with all the 
students who showed up with 
good resumes and proper 
interview dress. Overall, the 
day was quite successful." 

Date rape seminar sponsored 
by office of student affairs 

Crystal Swanne r 
Staff Reporter 

A date rape awareness 
seminar was sponsored by the 
Office of Student Affairs and 
Organizations last Thursday. 

The seminar was 
presented by Katie Koestner at 
the Magale Recital Hall. 

Koestner spoke about her 
firsthand knowledge of date 
rape. She began her story by 
talking about her first 
experiences with men at 
college. She then explained that 
84 percent of rapes are 
committed by someone the 
victim already knows. 

"The rapist is usually 
someone close to the victim, 
such as a relative, neighbor, or 
friend.," Koestner said. 

Koestner explained three 
steps that will lower the rising 
rape statistics. The first step is 
to better communicate with the 
opposite sex. She stressed that 
most guys only hear yes and 
not no. The second step was 
about respect. She said 
everyone deserves respect. 
Koestner's third step was to 
control alcohol intake when 
going out to party. 

Ninety percent of college 
assaults are related to alcohol. 
She said that not only alcohol 

plays an important role, but 
there are also several different 
date rape drugs on the market. 

Some bartenders have 
admitted to being paid to slip 
drugs into drinks before serving 
them. Date rape drugs affect the 
victim's memory and senses. 
The drugs are undetectable and 
sometimes result in 

Date rape statistics go up 
each year. One in eight men 
are sexually assaulted, whereas 
one in four women are 

Many students that wanted 
to attend the date rape seminar 
were turned away due to the 

unexpected high attendance 

"The seminar was a great 
program for those who had the 
opportunity to attend," Reatha 
Cox, director of Student 
Activities and Organizations 
said. "It was unfortunate that so 
many students were turned 

Students that attended were 
very pleased with Koestner's 
way of addressing the issue. 

"She brought out points 
that really hit home," Nancy 
James, accounting major, said. 
I hope everyone benefited from 
the seminar." 



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Minutes September 21, 1998 

Vice President's Report: 

-There will be a run-off 
for Treasurer and Freshman 
Senator Thursday. 

-Would like to thank the 
Senators to look into a Child 
Care Assistance Program for 
Non-Traditional Students. 

-State revenues fund 
this; and the tndividaal 
student would have to apply 
for the funding. 

-Spoke to the Mayor 
about a school wide 
community service project 
sometime in March 

-The project would be 
for students to help places 
around the community that 
are in need of help. 

-My office hours are 
posted if anyone needs me. 

President's Report: 

-Asked the Senators to 
approve the appointment of 
Paul Rome to the Senate. 

-Went to the Tactical 
Planning Council meeting 
this morning. 

-Don't forget about the 
Meet the Senator Day. Please 
give me your input. 

-Requested that Fiscal 
Affairs get budgets from all 
organizations that receive 
money from student fees. 

-IM Referendum passed 
by 65% of the student vote. 

-All Senators who work 
the polls must remain neutral. 
You cannot give advice on 
who to vote for or how to 
vote on an issue. DO NOT 
try to sway votes. 

-Sent a report, as well as 
newspaper clippings, on the 
new IM to the Trustee's 

-I need volunteers to 
work on the ITAC 


-They will handle the 
money that has been 
appropriated to this program. 
The meetings are on Monday 
@ 10 a.m. on the first of 
every month. 

-Asked the senators to 
approve a $2000 fund for 
grants to chartered student 

-Also, asked that the 
Senate form a committee to 
help set the guidelines which 
the organizations would have 
to follow to apply for these 

-Someone needs to get 
Sybil and Lucas's 
constitutions from them. 

-Encouraged everyone to 
go to Career day. 
Committee Reports: 

-Internal Affairs 

-Meetings are Monday 
@ 3 p.m. 

-Please get the word out 
about the elections. 

-Fiscal Affairs 

-Meetings at 6 p.m.on 

-If anyone has input or 
suggestions please tell us. 
-Student Affairs 

-Had a meeting 
Tuesday @ 7 a.m. 

- We need more 
support from the Senate 

-We have not dealt a 
lot with the N-Cards, but we 
will be soon. 
-Club Sports 

-Kourtney Kentzel not 

-Academic Affairs 

-Marcus King not 


-External Affairs 

-Meetings are 
Wednesday at 9 p.m. 

Old Business: 

New Business: 

-Motion to approve Paul 
Rome to Senate. Approved. 

-President gave oath of 

office to the three new 

-Motion to approve 
$2000 for grants to chartered 
student organizations with the 
provision that there be a 
committee set up to govern 
the distribution of these funds 
andjhat the Senate have the 
final say on all matters. 

-Volunteers for Student 
Organization Fund 

-Matthew Comeaux 

-David Gunn 

-Jamie Hughes 

-Justin Courtney 

-JoJuan Allen 

-Paul Rome 

-Micah Coleman 

-Greg Gelpi 
-Freshman Connection 
wants money to buy 1500 T- 
Shirts. There was a lot of 
discussion on this matter. 

-Motion to table this 
issue in order to get more 

information. Approved. 
Special Reports: 

-Mr. Henry 
-IM passed. You did a 
great job. 

-Luke- Please sign up for 

-Next Traffic and 
Appeals meeting will be on 
the second of every month. 

-Mr. Henry volunteered 
to help senators with the 

-Student Art Association 
visited this meeting. They 
are interested in becoming 
more active on campus. 

-Nominations for 
Homecoming are not being 
done correctly in some of the 
dorms. The election 
committee needs to review 
this. Some of these 
nominations may be invalid. 
This needs to be investigated. 


CDC grant program 
to help welfare 
recipients find work 

Heather Patton 
Staff Reporter 

The Continuing Education 
Department and the 
Coordination and Development 
I Corporation in Shreveport 
I began a grant program July 1, 
1998 to help welfare recipients 
' find work. 

This 15-month contract 
should continue till Saturday, 
January 1, 2000. The 
University will work directly 
with CDC and the Office of 
Family Support to award a 
certain amount of money for 
work in Natchitoches, Sabine, 
and other Red River parishes. 

"The objective is to get 
women placed in jobs where 
they will be self-sufficient," 
Patricia Timmons, program 
coordinator for Welfare to 
Work Program, said. 

The program is designed to 
teach job readiness training and 

"The reality is it's] 
time to get off welfare; 
it's over. We're going to 
help you make the 
transition to become self- 
sufficient for yourself 
and your families." 

Patricia Timmons 
Welfare Work Program 

give job development, job 
placement, and support 
services to participants. The 
program will have one 
instructor teaching job 
readiness training and two job 
employment specialists with 
each parish. The main concept 
of this program is to provide 
self-sufficiency for recipients 
and eliminate any existing 
barriers they may have towards 
employment. There are three 

motivational and behavioral 
techniques taught in classes. 

Through a classroom 
setting, participants will be 
taught self-assessment,life- 
skills training, career 
development and self- 
motivation to become well- 
rounded citizens, parents and 
individuals. The classes will be 
taught six hours a day for four 

There will be a follow-up 
for six months by case 
management to make sure the 
recipients are happy and 
achieving their goals. Also, 
assistants will help with any 
problems that might arise on 
the job. 

"The reality is it's time to 
get off welfare; it's over," 
Timmons said. "We're going to 
help you make the transition to 
become self-sufficient for 
yourself and your families." 

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The University's theater 
program is currently in the 
accreditation process. 

The National Association 
of Schools of Theater in 
Ruston, Va. is the national 
accrediting society that sets 
the accreditation guidelines 
for universities seeking 

NAST reviews the 
mission statement of the 
university, and what they 
have chosen as its focus. The 
organization then determines 
whether the institution is 
accomplishing its mission 
statement and serving the 
community as it should. 

"It forces you to do a self- 
imposed study, which forces 
the department to do a self- 
analysis, which in turn, allows 
you to discover where 
improvements can be made," 
Dr. Jack Wann, artistic theater 
director, said. 

In order to make these 
efforts a reality, however, a lot 
of time and hard work is 


"There are a lot of 
physical areas that need to be 
updated," Dr. Vicki Parrish, 
associate professor of theater, 
said. "A lot of safety 
precautions in the technical 
areas must be addressed. 
There has to be safety 
approval, and areas have to be 
large enough to accommodate 

Though the actual 
evaluation for accreditation is 
not until Spring 1999, Wann 
is spending many hours 
organizing files. 

Every student who 
participated in the theater 
program must have an 
updated file, which includes 
every course the student took 
in the theater program and 
every production that the 
student performed. Every 
faculty member must have an 
updated file as well. 

"It is an overwhelming 
task," Parrish replied. "The 
entire department has been 
working on it for over a year." 

The theater program 
receives tremendous support 

from their art and music 
colleagues, which make up 
the Department of Creative 
and Performing Arts. 

"This support makes our 
program the fastest growing 
theater program in the state of 
Louisiana," Parrish said. "We 
like to think it's the best. A lot 
of success is also due to the 
faculty, who is so dedicated to 
maintaining one-on-one 
relationships with their 

Sharon Foster, costume 
designer for the theater 
program, said students have 
also worked hard to achieve 

"We are essentially 
rebuilding our entire 
department," Foster said. 
"It's a ton of work. I can't 
believe it. I really hope we 
get it. There have been 
students working hard all 
summer to get files in order. 
Without them, we couldn't 
make this happen." 


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substation has been added to 
the Super Wal-Mart Center. 

The substation was 
officially opened Thursday in a 
ribbon-cutting ceremony. 
Members of the Natchitoches 
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it at varied times of the day. 

Police hope varied hours 
will reduce crime because 
shoplifters will have no way of 
knowing when officers will be 
at the substation. A public 
information division is also 
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Officers believe the new 
substation will improve their 
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Our View 

It must be rough living in New 
Orleans these days. Imagine going 
through life knowing that a major storm 
could come up out of nowhere (or the 
Gulf of Mexico) and change your way 
of life. 

Many people have picked up there 
belongings the past few days and 
headed north to seek higher ground 
away from the horrible weather down 
south. It must be an unnerving 
situation to leave your home behind not 
knowing what, if anything, will be there 
when you return. 

These people left the southern part 
of the state without knowing where 
they would end up. Some people had to 
travel as far as Nacogdoches to find a 
place to stay. This has to be a terrible 
inconvenience to their lives. 

With the recent downgrade of 
Hurricane Georges to a tropical storm, 
it looks like the worst is over this time. 
It must be difficult living in a place in 
which these things happen with such 
regularity. To a lot of people who live 
in this area, it is no big deal. A lot of 
people will not leave their homes in 
such times. They would rather wait out 
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9. It is always pleasant to have 
a wanna be mama to make sure 

everything is alright at lam.. 

8. Fire drills look like a circus 

side show. 

7. Free condoms 

6. It is so nice to walk two 

flights of stairs to cook Ramen 


5. The mattresses are finally 

broken in after 30 years. 
4. There is nothing like waking 
up to the aroma of ARAmark 

3. Community shower, what 
better way to get to know 

2. The toilet paper is like a 

cheap prostitute, it doesn't 
work very well, but it is better 
than your hand. 
The number one reason is: 

Why pay a cover charge at the 
bar when there is loud music, 
booze, and drugs all around 

Campus According 

^ toC o a u se y — True Colors is worth trying 

Casey Shannon 

If you have a chance to 
take the True Colors 
personality test I highly 
recommend it. Though I was 
extremely tentative that I 
would be able to label myself 
by a single color, at the end of 
the test I was pleased with the 

In order to keep your 
attention. I will skip all of the 
quirky details and simply 
suggest that you take the time 
to check it out. 

At the completion of the 
True Colors test I was 
diagnosed as being a green 

David Sullivan 


Every day many of us are 
challenged with intense and 
frustrating tasks that, when 
there is not enough time, space, 
patience, money, etc. we 
experience an unfavorable state 
of mind called stress. 

Throughout history, people 
have tried various remedies to 
treat stress. Meditation or 
relaxation-exercises are highly 
encouraged among the 
professionals, due to the risk- 

personality type. As a green 
person, I am compelled to think 
to much and be an extremely 
slow decision maker. I am also 
allegedly "with vision" and 
"hard headed". 

As a green personality I 
must admit that with all of the 
preaching and politicking that I 
due on a weekly basis via this 
forum, I rarely take time out to 
give props when they are due. 

With that said. I have 
nothing but mad props for all of 
NSU freedom fighters (English 

translation I would like to 

congratulate everyone on the 

campus for a job well done). 
The voter turnout for the IM 
referendum was an example of 
the central theme to most of my 
columns getting involved. 

Whether the bill passed 
will not be as big as the number 
of students who took it upon 
themselves to be a part of the 
process that gets things done in 
the world as we know it. 

In a time where it is hard to 
look at the President of the US 
without cracking a smile or 
turning bright red, the only 
answer is to become a part of 
the process. As the world 

becomes smaller, our roles a.; 
the everyday- Joe-blow-citizens 
will become substantially 
larger, and if there is one thing 
to learn in college it is just that. 

Again, I would like to 
congratulate and thank all who 
participated, and I urge you all 
to take it to the next level both 
on this campus and in the 

The system that we operate 
under is in no way perfect. 
This makes it absolutely 
necessary for those of us who 
care to do something about it. 
Good job NSU! 

How to deal with 

free effects or sitting still. 
Other professionals prefer to 
write prescriptions for 
sedatives and other 
tranquilizing "mother's little 
helpers" for their patients. 

For the less serious cases 
of stress, some recommend a 
fish tank. Something about the 
little finned animals frolicking 
together must have some kind 
of soothing effect to the psyche 
because psychology reports 


claim they reduce stress by 
about ten percent. 

Sex, of course, is definitely 
a very effective means of 
relieving stress, however I can 
only recommend that treatment 
for the married. Who has 
premarital sex anymore 

As a health columnist. I'm 
inclined to report that my 
favorite means of dealing with 
stress is none other than 

shooting. There is no feeling 
more liberating than vaporizing 
a beer can in the woods with a 
high powered hand-gun after a 
long day of putting up with 
disagreeable situations. If the 
source of your stress is a 
person, you may also want to 
try acquiring a photograph of 
them and shooting at that, not 
unlike the old "dart-board 

I usually keep my 
opinion to myself but Becky 
Shumake's piece on the 
purchase of the ashtrays has 
motivated me to action. I 
agree that a provision has to 
be made so that smokers will 
not have to throw their 
cigarette butts on the ground. 

What concerns me is the 
outrageous price that the 
university is paying for them. 
Even the most conservative 
estimate, which was quoted 
in the Sauce, seems 
excessive. Who has ever 
heard of an ashtray that cost 
180 dollars? 

I am curious to know if 
the University even took bids 
from other ashtray suppliers, 
if so could they have bought 
a cheaper one. If they didn't, 
then this deal smacks of the 
old government corruption 
that we have to deal with in 

Things like kickbacks for 
public works projects that the 
state contracts. 

I think the University 
could have practical ashtrays 
at a much cheaper price. 
What's wrong with going to 
Wal-Mart and buying 30 
buckets? Fill the buckets 

with sand and let the art 
majors paint them in themes 
that relate to what building 
they are placed by (if that's 
too expensive then just put 
out plain buckets). Students 
could view artwork while 
putting out their cigarettes. 
This option would solve the 
problem while saving a 
truckload of cash (MONEY 
is our real concern). 

Maybe I am ignorant and 
totally off base on this issue. 
If so, I want the people in the 
know to sternly correct me. 1 
would also like the following 
questions to be answered: 

what was the closest 
competitor's price? 

Are the pedestals sold 

Are these ashtrays that 
will last for the next fifty 

If my concerns are 
remotely warranted it is no 
wonder why the university is 
strapped for cash. The 
university has to make 
sensible purchases to 
survive, not unlike its student 

Marcus Norwood 

Tuesday. September 29. 1998 

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Page 5 


End Hits is just the beginning 

Sarah Thomas 
Contributing Reporter 

End Hits 
Discord Records 

Fugazi? When I got this CD. 
I didn't know how to approach 
forming an opinion about it. 
This group is different from 

anything I've ever heard. The 
only thing that I found even 
slightly common in their style 
of music were the choppy 
guitars and fast drum beats, but 
even these had their own 
unique sound. 

It sounds as if they couldn't 
make up their minds about 
exactly how they wanted to 
play so they threw in some 
funk ? rock, cool guitar riffs and 

different drum beats together 
with some great lyrics. All 
these elements come together 
to produce a very excellent and 
exciting sound. 

Some songs slowed down 
the furious pace and my heart 
was allowed to recuperate. For 
example, one of my favorite 
tracks. "Close Captioned', has 
a slow yet funky beat, but the 
band leaves you no time to fall 

Misery and madness 

Jamie Walker 
Contributing Reporter 

Diabolus In Musica 
American Recordings 

Diabolus In Musica is 
the latest full-length album of 
original material from Slayer. 

First off, the albums' 
cover isn't as disturbing as 
previous Slayer records, but 
it is still eerie, nonetheless. . 

Slayer has reinstated 
Paul Bostaph behind the 
drums and has forged ahead 
with another heavy-as-lead 
addition to the Slayer 

All the agony, misery 
and madness from other 
albums is here, but Slayer 
seems to be modernizing its 
sound. Vocalist/bassist Tom 

Araya actually does some 
interesting things with his 
vocals. He adds effects and 
double tracks his vocals more 
on this album, but it really 
adds more atmosphere to the 
mayhem of this record. 

Guitarists King and 
Hanneman lets Araya show 
off his playing more, which 
is also new for a Slayer 

The first track, "Bitter 
Peace," sets the pace for the 
madness that follows. Twin 
guitar grinding attack 
appears courtesy King and 
Hanneman. The song's lyrics 
are as brutal as the music: 
"Initiate blood purge/ 
Coalition in massacre/ 
Mechanized high-tech/ 
Whole-sale death in effect..." 
This isn't radio friendly 
music by any means, and 
that's a compliment. 

Slayer has survived well 
over ten years with virtually 
no radio support. The band 
still plays with a fierceness 
forsaken by too many bands 
to mention who hope to 
widen their audiences. 

As odd as it may sound. 
Slayer seems to have adapted 
some rap elements into the 
sound, such as in "Stain of 
Mind." It really sounds 
good, and it is undoubtedly 
still Slayer. The core sound 
remains, and the new 
elements are an added bonus 
to the overall intensity of 
Diabolus In Musica. 

Other tracks to heed are 
"Pervasions of Pain," 
"Death's Head" and 

Overall. Slayer has appeased 
its hard-core fan base while 
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The only downfall to End 
Hits is the vocalist who 
sometimes sounded like not 
much more than a screaming, 
inexperienced garage band 
singer. He was one of those 
vocalists who just yell into the 
mic and call it singing, 
however (thankfully) his 
yelling is limited and more 
than made up for by the music 

and I definitely recommend 
adding this album to your 

This is my first time listening 
to Fugazi, and I am impressed. 
I have always heard people talk 
about this band. I've even read 
articles but never taken the 
time to listen. Don't make the 
same mistake. This CD will get 
you pumped up and ready to 
conquer the world. Well, not 

really conquer the world, but it 
will definitely put you in a 
good mood. 

So, if you are tired of all 
those sappy songs you hear on 
the radio about twenty times a 
day, pick up End Hits for a 
change. It's definitely worth 
the money. 

Check out End Hits and 
see for yourself. 

In Case You Missed It... 

Justin Warfield 
My Field Trip to Planet 9 
Qwest Records 

In case you missed it, My 
Field Trip to Planet 9 was 
released way back in 1993. 
When grunge was dominating 
the rock scene and gangsta 
rap was taking over urban 
music, along came the 18 
year-old, half-black, half- 
Jewish, beatnik rapper, Justin 

Rap fans may have missed 

it because most record stores 
carry the CD in their rhythm 
and blues section, but it is 
definitely worth tracking 

The music itself is an 
interesting mix of old school 
8Q\s hip-hop over 60's 
psychedelic rock with heavy 
drum beats and the occasional 
sitar or piano thrown in for 

His music reflects a wide 
variety of influences ranging 
from the Beastie Boys to the 

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lyrics are witty, intelligent 
and cover topics from drug 
use to vegetarianism. 

Caman Baker called this 
"The best rap album that 
nobody ever heard," and I 
happen to agree. 

The young Justin 
Warfield, was far ahead of his 
time. Thss album is clever, 
upbeat and has a genuinely 
unique sound so if you 
missed it, now is your chance 
to catch it. 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Reporter 

Local H 
Pack Up the Cats 
Island Records 

"Pack up the cats we're 
moving back to the city." 
Local H is back with their 
new album Pack Up the 
Cats. This is the second 
album from the Chicago 
based two-man band and it 
brings back their unique 
style of guitar driven rock 
that made their first album 
such a wonderful listening 
experience. In fact, as far as 
sound and lyrical content, 
this album is basically a 
continuation of the first. If 
you play them back to back 
you really won't notice 
much of a change at all. 

There is, however, a great 
blend of music on this 
album from fraternity 
anthems to poignant ballads 
and, the best, those songs 
that the radio would never 

Scott Lucas, the bandt 
lead singer, shows great 
vocal range between all out 
screaming on "Cool 
Magnet" to melodic 
crooning on "Lucky Time" 
and others while playing 
both the bass and the guitar. 

Their first single, "All the 
Kids are Right", is an 
almost pop tune about fans 
who were disappointed 
because the band didn't rock 
harder: "You won't wear our 
t-shirts now." 

While Pack Up the Cats 
was an overall good album 
and worth checking out, it 
really can't compare to their 
first. This may be because 
the music sounded so 
similar, but lacked some of 
the emotional drive and raw 
edge of their first cd. 

Old fans should be 
delighted though, and new- 
comers should enjoy the 
versatility and style on Pack 
Up the Cats. 


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Tuesday. September 29, 1998 



Hazing seminar set for tonight 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Writer 

David Westol. Executive 
Director of Theta Chi 
International Fraternity, will 
give a presentation on hazing 
tonight in Magale Recital Hall 
at 8 pm. 

"I plan to give graphic 
illustrations on what can go 
wrong with hazing," Westol 

Hazing is not just a social 
Greek problem but that it can 
affect all organizations. For this 
reason, the hazing workshop is 
intended for all. 

Hazing is defined in 
the Student Handbook as many 
different actions and situations 
created, whether on or off 
university property, which is 
life threatening or mentally 
humiliating to the individual. 

There are some acts and 
situations that are clearly stated 
as being unacceptable,but on 
the other hand some "taboo" 
acts and situations are left with 
an open interpretation which 
causes some controversy. 

Norm Tanner, a Junior 
and member of Phi Beta Sigma, 
said, "As far I'm concerned, 
living in Rapides Residence 
Hall can be considered hazing 

for first time freshmen who 
aren't apart of Greek life." 

"Hazing shouldn't be 
done." said Heather Johnson, a 
member of Sigma Sigma Sigma 
Sorority. "I know that my 
chapter doesn't haze, but I 
don't have the right to say 
whether any other 
organizations are doing it." 

However, it is rather 
idealistic to say that hazing 
does not occur on college 
campuses, according to Reatha 
Cox, Assistant Director of 
Student Activities. 

"Some incidents that occur 
could be considered hazing, but 
many people don't consider 

things that are just plain 
humiliating or demeaning as 
hazing," Cox said. "The best 
way to avoid any dangerous 
incidents is by being proactive 
to situations instead of 

The idea behind having a 
hazing workshop every year is 
to be proactive, Cox said. 

"Human ego is the main 
reason why hazing takes 
place," Westol continued. 
"Hazing is a way to exert 
influence and authority over 

Westol aims his 
presentation at two distinct 
groups. First, he targets those 

who hate hazing and then the 
small minority of those who 
believe in hazing. 

"Hazing is wrong and if we 
don't get rid of it, it will get rid 
of us," Westol added. 

"It is surprising that 
hazing plays such a large role in 
Greek life across the country," 
said Michele McCormack, a 
member of Phi Mu sorority. 

Attending "Hazing On 
Trial" is mandatory for all 
Greek 1010 students. Officer 
representation from all 
university organizations is also 
required. Students can hope to 
get some clarifications as to 
what hazing can be and why it 

should not be done. 

David Westol has delivered 
his "Hazing on Trial" 
presentation over 900 times at 
over 300 campuses and over 
100 national fraternity and 
sorority conventions since 
1981. He has also lectured on 
legal affairs and liabilities. 

Westol has received a 
Bachelor's Degree in 
Journalism from Michigan 
State University in 1973 and a 
Juris Doctorate from The 
Detroit College of Law in 
1979. He currently serves on the 
National Interfraternity 
Conference Legal Affairs 

Area banks ready to face Y2K challenge 

Melissa Z. Carpenter 
Contributing Writer 

There has been a lot of 
public attention lately 
concerning the impact that the 
Year 2000 date change could 
have on businesses, utilities, 
banks and other organizations 
that rely on computerized 
systems to help run their 

Banks and savings 
associations use computer 
systems to perform financial 
calculations, track deposits and 
loan payments, transfer funds 
and make direct deposits. 
Computer software and 
computer chips also are used to 
run important devices such as 
security systems, vaults and 
communications networks. 

Experts say that because of 
their reliance on these systems, 

banks and savings associations 
of all sizes are placing great 
emphasis on making sure their 
systems are Y2K ready by 
adopting plans to ensure 

Bobby Cedars, assistant vice 
president of City Bank & Trust 
Co., said "These plans are 
detailed road maps that set out 
specific dates when critical 
steps must be taken." Banks 
and savings associations are 

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Volleyball team toughs out week 

David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

The NSU Volleyball team 
displayed great poise, 
character, and an overall good 
showing this past week in three 
matches against Centenary, UT- 
Arlington, and Sam Houston 

The week began Tuesday 
as the Demons traveled to 
Shreveport for a match against 
the Ladies of Centenary. The 
Demons started slow but 
quickly found the rhythm in a 
highly-competitive match that 
went four games in which the 
Ladies prevailed, 15-5, 15-9, 
12-15, 17-15. 

After Centenary captured 
the first game, the Demons 
made a late charge in game 2, 
but fell just short. Game 3 saw 
the Demons rally from an early 

deficit to win 15-12. Game 4 
summed up the highly 
competitive, exciting affair, as 
Centenary struggled to slip past 
the upstart Demons 17-15. 

Centenary found itself 
lucky to escape with the match, 
as the Demons actually outhit 
the Ladies, with a .209 attack 
percentage to Centenary's .164. 
The Demons were just unable 
to overcome its 12 reception 

Kim Hand led the Demons 
with 13 kills, and Kandice 
Washington chipped in 12 of 
her own. Sondra Lima recorded 
12 digs and Jessica Smith 
added 8, while Missy Krause 
led the Demons with 3 1 assists. 

This past weekend the 
Demons were finally able to 
return home to the friendly 
confines of Prather Coliseum, 
after playing the first 11 

matches on the road. It began 
Friday as league-leading UTA 
came calling. 

The Demons started slowly 
again, before turning up the 
heat on the Mavericks. NSU 
proved to UTA that they can 
play with anyone, before falling 
just short, 15-3, 15-6, 15-11. 

"We played hard, but in the 
first game we weren't 
communicating," head coach 
Mary DeJute said. "In the 
second and third games, we 
were with them point for point, 
except for we allowed them to 
go on a couple of runs." 

Kia Converse opened 
many eyes around the 
Southland Conference, 
recording a game-high 15 kills 
while chipping in 11 digs as 
well. Jessica Smith added 5 
kills of her own, and Missy 
Krause totaled 29 assists and 9 

Soccer pulls horse 
trick with Troy State 

Rondray Hill 
Staff Reporter 

The Demon soccer team 
pulled a wooden horse trick 
Sunday, as they defeated a 
puny Troy State Trojans team 

Goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler became the second 
Demon in three weeks to be 
named Southland Conference 
Player of the Week. Swingler, 
a freshman from Austin, 
Texas, has 35 saves, five of 
which came Sunday against 
Troy State, with a 1.16 goals 
against average this year. 
The Demons overcame a 

sluggish first half against the 
Lady Trojans to score four 
goals in the first 20 minutes of 
the second half. 

Freshman Stephanie 
Alaniz scored her first goal of 
the season late in the first half 
to give the Demons a 1-0 lead 
heading into the next half. 

"Our freshmen came off 
the bench and gave us a spark 
in the 2nd half that we really 
needed," Demon head coach 
Pete Watkins said. " The game 
was a lot closer than the score 

With 26 shots on goals 
Sunday, the Demons now lead 
the Southland Conference in 

every major category. 
Northwestern State has made 
29 of 128 shots on goal, 
compared to 93 shots and 13 
goals by the rest of the 

Amy Fulkerson also leads 
the conference in goals with 
eight, and Brittany Cargill is 
second in the league in 
statistical points with 12. 

Sunday's win now moves 
the Demons to 4-3-1 and 1-0 in 

The Demons will travel to 
Lake Charles on Wednesday to 
face in-state rival McNeese 
State in a crucial conference 

lAthlete of the 

lAthlete of the| 

digs as well. The only thing that 
wasn't on the Demons side was 
the laws of physics as UTA 
outhit the Demons, .200 to 

"It was our home opener 
and in that first game, we had 
the jitters," Krause added. "But 
in the second game we hung 
with them, and then in the third 
game, we took it to them." 

Saturday night, the 
Ladykats of Sam Houston State 
came to tangle with Demons. 
The Demons again played well, 
and were even in all facets of 
the match, except for the 
scoreboard, as Sam Houston 
prevailed in a tough one, 15-7, 
15-12, 15-6. 

"Tonight we just ran out of 
steam," DeJute stated. "We 
couldn't shut down their 
middles. We were statistically 
neck and neck with them." 

Eric Granger 

The junior wide 
receiver caught three 
passes for 130 yards in 
the 34-10 victory over 
Southwest Texas. 
Granger's three 
receptions include a 75- 
yard bomb from Warren 
Patterson. The Demons 
improve their record to 4- 
to remain nationally 
ranked in the top 10. 

Upcoming Home 
October 15th 
6 p.m. vs. McNeese 

\ J *. , #8 

Kelly Knapschafer 

The junior forward 
tallied three shots on 
goal including one that 
connected for the game 
winning goal in the 5-1 
victory over Troy State. 
Knapschafer score on an 
unassisted play in the 
53rd minute of play. The 
Demons improve their 
overall record to 4-3-1 
and 1-0 in the SLC. 

U pcoming Home 
October 2nd 
2pm vs. Cen. Arkan. 

To the 


David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

I would like to take this 
opportunity to publicly 
apologize to the members of 
the NSU Volleyball Team for 
several of my past articles and 
some offhand remarks I made 
last week. I realize I was 
wrong on all accounts and I 
am not going to attempt to 
make excuses for my actions, 
as I realize that there are none 
acceptable for the injustices I 
have committed. 

I would like to start by 
saying that I am sorry that my 
past few articles have been 
somewhat bothersome to you. 
I will do my best in the future 
to do better, and you know 
what I mean. 

Furthermore, I apologize 
for the comments 1 made last 
week. H was totally uncalled 
for, and I was way out of line. 
I let my emotions and mouth 
get the best of me. I did not 
mean to offend any of you at 
all, although I know I did so. 

In conclusion, I ask for 
your forgiveness concerning 
these matters, and you know I 
am behind you all the way. 1 
have the utmost respect for 
each of you. Good luck this 

Converse again led the 
Demons with 10 kills and 13 
digs, while Kandice 
Washington and Jessica Smith 
chipped in 6 and 5 kills 
respectively. Krause amassed 
31 assists, while Shera 
Karasiak contributed 1 3 digs as 
well. Again, the nemesis was 
hitting, as the Demons hit only 
.113, compared to SHSU's 

"We fought hard, their 
front line was big, and the 
balls were just in the right 
spots for them," Krause said. 
"This weekend, neither team 
won. ..we beat ourselves with 
our hitting and defensive 

Next up for the Demons 
(2-11, 0-4 SLC) is a very 
important road swing, 
beginning Tuesday at 
Northeast, before heading to 

play at SFA and McNeese this 

"We just haven't found 
the groove yet," DeJute said. 
"I think we will find the 
groove, it's just taking longer 
than what we all expected. But 
we are a very scrappy team. 
Our hitting has improved, and 
we need to establish our 
middles. Our biggest goal is 
for our hitting percentage to 
go up, and for our middles to 
be more aggressive." 

The Demons' next home 
match is October 9th versus 
Lamar at 7:00pm in Prather 

News Bureau 

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4-0 and still going strong 

Goodwin posts his 100th career win 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Demon head coach Sam 
Goodwin chalked up his 100th 
win as the Demons piledrived 
the Southwest Texas State 
Bobcats 34-10. 

Goodwin's record going 
into Saturday's game had been 
99-89-4. Goodwin's record in 
16 years at Northwestern State 
was 90-70-3. Goodwin also 
broke his record of 40 total 
wins in the SLC, 

The Demons opened the 

Scoring with 9:10 in the first Granger caught a 41 -yard pass 
when T..J. Sutherland caught a from Patterson giving them a 
six-yard pass from Patterson to 
put them on the board 7-0. 

The running game took the 
night off, rushing 85 yards on 
34 carries. 

Three minutes later Eric 


Senior Jermaine Jones ran 
a fumble return 74 yards with 
two minutes left in the first 
quarter, to up their lead to 2 1 -0. 

Ross Doctoroff nailed a 32- 

Mizzou gives NSU 
toughest challenge 

Terry Kilgore 
Managing Editor 

Northwestern 's clash this 
weekend with Division I-A 
Missouri will be a major test for 
the Demons, as their opponent 
is ranked in the top 25 both the 
ESPN/USA Today Coaches 
Poll and the AP Poll. 

Northwestern brings in the 
No. 5 rushing defense in 
Division I-AA, giving up only 
an average of 55 yards per 
game. The Demons will need 
every bit of defensive help they 
can get as Missouri leads the 
nation (I-A) in rushing offense, 
averaging over 310 yards per 

Obviously it's the best 
football team we've played," 
NSU head coach Sam Goodwin 
said. "Their running game 
speaks for itself. They have 
gotten better since last year, and 
that was a heck of a football 
team. We've been very, very 

NSU has won 10 straight 
regular season games dating 

back to last year. The Demons 
have won their last four 
regular-season road games, and 
own an eight-game homefield 
winning streak. They also have 
won six straight Southland 
Football League games. 

NSU's victory over SW 
Texas, which put Goodwin at 
100 wins for his career, put 
NSU at 4-0 which is where 
Goodwin had wanted to be 
after four games. 

"We have the record we 
hoped for, and until our 
performance last week, I think 
we've progressed across the 
board every week," Goodwin 
said. "We are going up there 
trying to win the game, and we 
want to get better as we look 
toward the conference race and 
our game with McNeese on 
Oct. 15." 

Winning the game with 
Missouri may be the goal for 
Goodwin and the Demon 
coaching staff, but it will not be 
easy. This will be 
Northwestern's first ever 
meeting with a nationally- 
ranked I-A opponent. 

"We're excited," Goodwin 
said. "The coaches are excited, 
the players are excited, and I 
know our fans are gearing up. 
It's a chance to experience 
college football at its finest." 

For the Demons, the 
matchup with Missouri is a 
chance to show that Southland 
Football League teams can be 
competitive with larger football 
programs around the country. A 
good showing by the Demons 
will represent their conference 

"For our football team, it's 
an opportunity to compete 
against one of the nation's best 
teams, and that's all any 
competitor can ask," Goodwin 
said. "It's a great opportunity to 
measure how we stack up 
against a team that for all 
intents beat Nebraska last 
season. We have some talented 
guys on this team, just not as 
many as Missouri does across 
the board. It's always been our 
philosophy to play the best 
competition we can find, 
because that brings out the 
absolute best you have to give.' 

Please check with a pen the team that you think will win. 



_NSU at Missouri 

Georgia at LSU 
.Northeast Louisiana vs. Western Michigan. 

Boise St. at La Tech 

USL at Ala. Birmingham 

Stanford at Notre Dame 

SFA at Jacksonville St. 

Troy St. at Sam Houston St. 

Nichoils at Samford 

Tennessee at Auburn 




San Diego at Indianapolis 

.New England at New Orleans_ 

Detroit at Chicago 

San Francisco at Buffalo 

Dallas at Washington 

Carolina at Atlanta 

Miami at NY Jets 

Oakland at Arizona 

Philadelphia at Denver 

NY Giants at Tampa Bay- 
Seattle at Kansas City__ 

^I(SDI51fiiSiy I^lLgluIi£ (tie breaker) 

Minnesota at Green Bay 

Total points scored 


The rules are simple. Choose the teams that you think will win this Saturday, 
and check it by the appropriate blank. The person who chooses the most winners 
correctly will receive a large Domino's pizza. In the chance of a tie, the winner will 
be chosen by the number of total points scored in the Monday night game. You can 
fax your picks to 6564 or come by room 225 of Kyser and put them in the sports 
editor's box. The winner will be announced in the next Current Sauce. Come by the 
same room on Wednesdays or call 357-5381 to claim yo ur prize. 

yard field goal for Southwest 
with 9:49 left in the first, 
inching them to 21-3. 

Ronnie Powell then caught 
a 38-yard pass from Patterson 
to bring the score to 28-3. 

Powell ran one yard with 
7:11 in the third to increase the 


Demon's edge 34-3. 

Bobcat Reshawn Brown 
ended the game with 9:37 left 
in the fourth quarter, to clinch 
the game 34-10. 

Again, kudos to Coach 
Goodwin on his 100th 
collegiate win. 

News Bureau 

Football head coach Sam Goodwin celebrates with the 
entire team after winning four straight games. 

News Bureau 

After winning his 100th game of his career, 
Coach Goodwin falls victim to the old "dump 
the Gatorade on the head coach" bit. 


News Bureau 

Junior wide receiver Eric Ganger turns around to 
catch a 46-yard pass to aid the Demons in a 34-10 mauling. 






Current Sauce 


The Student Newspaper of 

Northwestern State University 

Vol. 87, No. 11, 10 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, October 6, 1998 

Work continues on Sam Sibley 

Shawn Hornsby 
News Editor 

The construction on Sam 
Sibley Drive is part of a 
continuing enhancement 
project set forth under former 
University President Robert 

The project began with the 
bricking of the lot between 
Kyser and Williamson halls. 
The bricks will continue from 
the lot across Sam Sibley 
Drive and connect with the 
sidewalk. Plans also call for 
the addition of 13 crosswalks 
made of bricks. 

Curbs will slope to the 
road around the crosswalks in 
order to make the sidewalks 
wheelchair accessible. Asphalt 
was placed at crosswalks in the 
past which created a much 
rougher ramp to use. 

"We want to make the 
crosswalks more permanent 
and noticeable" W. K. Norman, 
coordinator of facilities, said. 
"We are hoping the kids will 
acknowledge the crosswalks 
better than they do now." 

iRoad conditions are rough as the improvements continue 
on campus. This work is the continuation of the plan that 
was initiated by former president Robert Alost. 

ISEP informational meetings 

International Student 
Exchange Program 

Study abroad opportunities 
for the 1999-2000 academic 
year through the International 
Student Exchange Program 
will be discussed at two 
informational meetings on 
Tuesday and Wednesday, 
October 14 and 15, 1098. 
The meetings will be in Kyser 
Hall, room 103, at 4 p.m. each 

The opportunity to study 
abroad in a choice of subject 
areas on over 130 campuses in 
15 languages, including many 
programs in English, is unique 
to Northwestern among 

Louisiana state colleges and 

The University is a 
member of ISEP, which is 
composed of about 100 
American universities 
coordinated through an office 
in Washington. 

The Northwestern student 
has the choice of a wide variety 
of academic programs 
throughout Europe, South 
America, Central America, 
Africa, Canada and Mexico in 
15 languages. 

Students pay only the 
regular full fees to 
Northwestern, a placement fee 
to ISEP of $250, and $275 for 
room and board during holiday 

periods when the school is 
closed, plus whatever 
transportation costs and 
personal expenses they would 
have anywhere. 

Upon arrival at the 
international study site, 
students will receive tuition, 
room and board, which was 
paid by the student coming to 
study at one of the U.S. 

Depending on the personal 
situation, financial aid can 
often times be available to help 
with the costs including 
additional transportation and 
living expenses in the foreign 

"This is an excellent 

opportunity available to our 
students," Tom Whitehead, 
ISEP coordinator said. "The 
students who have participated 
all come back and say it has 
been a highlight of their 
college experiences." 

In addition to the 99-00 year, 
there are a limited number of 
opportunities available through 
ISEP for spring 1999 

If students are unable to 
attend either of the two 
meetings, they may contact 
Tom Whitehead in room 103 
Kyser for information or visit 
the web site at 

Asbestos abated: "News 22 
scheduled to be on air soon 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

After months of delay, Studio A may 
soon be ready for production of 
"News 22." I 

The studio, which is located in 
Kyser Hall, has been closed since 
June 29, 1998 when asbestos was 
discovered. For several months, 
Studio A was rendered useless until 
the asbestos was abated. 

Studio A is primarily used for 
tne production of "News 22," 
which is the university's student- 
derated news program. The studio 
ls also used for teleconferences and 

Even though all of the asbestos 
w as removed from the studio in 
August, the production of "News 
22" had to be postponed until the 
Production equipment was brought 
back and the set was reconstructed. 

"This week, we will finish the 
set and begin the testing phase," 
Roy Davis, chief operating 
en gineer, said. 

Large video monitors, 
Projectors and other equipment are 
^ing installed in the studio. 

Once the equipment is 
re 'nstalled, a series of tests must be 
c °mpleted to ensure that everything 
ls operational. 

Sherlynn Byrd, director of 
^SU 22, said she is planning to do 
a l est run for the show next week. 

However, these plans could easily change, 
depending on whether the studio is ready 
for use. 

"They had to break down all the 

production equipment," Byrd commented. 
"It is our hope to be test running next 


Byrd said when the time 
does come for "News 22" to air, 
she will be in need of several 
students to help with the daily 

p Jp\ ' '•". ,a *a 

News Bureau 

The asbestos in Studio A of Kyser Hall was 
abated after part of the ceiling had fallen and 
exposed it. The studio will be reopening soon. 

3:30 p.m. 

local, state 

"News 22" airs at 
Monday through 

show consists of 
and national news, 
sports and weather. Students are 
responsible for producing the 

There are many jobs 
available for students including 
producing, writing or directing 
the show. Any student, regardless 
of major, is invited to work on the 
newscast. However, students 
must be dedicated to their jobs 
and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. 

Stephanie Danby, 
sophomore journalism major, 
worked with "News 22" last year 
and said she is looking forward to 
the first production of the new 
school year. 

"I'm excited to get started 
again," Danby said. "It's going to 
be the bomb." 

Any student interested in 
participating in "News 22" should 
come to an informational meeting 
Thursday at 3.30 p.m. in Room 
106 of Kyser Hall. 

The construction will close 
Sam Sibley Drive and traffic 
will be re-routed. Before the 
brick crosswalks and asphalt 
are laid, underlying 
foundations, such as concrete 
beams and bedrock, must be 

"We are trying to set up 
construction for Fall Break and 
Thanksgiving," Norman said. 

Norman also said that 
construction will not begin for 
at least two weeks. The 
University will continue the 
project even after road 

curb and twist your ankle." 

Other students think the 
timing of the project could 
have been better. 

"It hasn't affected me as 
much, but I believe it should 
have been done in the 
summer," Jeremy LaCombe, 
senior political science major, 

The curb in front of Dodd 
Hall will be cut back due to the 
difficulty of making such an 
acute turn. 

In addition to the brick 
sidewalks, the University is 
looking at plans for brick 
walls on both sides of the 
lot entrance. The walls will 
have sculpted themes on 
them and stand 
approximately five feet 
tall. The themes will relate 
to either education or 

Between the walls may be 
a flag display which has all 
of the past flags Louisiana 
has existed under. 

This dumptruck dumps tar onto 
Sam Sibley Drive as work 

construction is finished. 

Students have felt the 
effects of the construction out 
of their vehicles as well as in 

"Curbs are much steeper 
than before," Ben Scroggs, 
senior journalism major, said. 
"It is very easy to step off the 

Another possible 
enhancement is the 
addition of a fountain 
between the Union and 
Kyser Hall where the Space 
Science building is now. 

Plans for the re-routing of 
traffic will be printed as soon 
as the sub-contractor, O.S. 
Johnson, and the Physical Plant 
work out the specific routes 
and dates. 

Fall break 
Oct. 19 & 20 

Melissa Robertson 
Contributing Writer 

As the stress of the 
semester increases, students 
look forward to Fall Break on 
October 19 and 20. 

Before this semester, 
students did not have a long 
vacation until November's 
Thanksgiving Holidays. 

Although the break lasted 
for a full week, most students 
felt another holiday was 
needed earlier in the semester. 

Last fall, administrators 
decided to make 
Thanksgiving break shorter, 
which would allow for 
another holiday. 

Students now have a two- 
day Fall Break on October 19 
and 20, and a three-day 
vacation for Thanksgiving 
from November 25-27. 

Dr. Dan Seymour, vice 
president of student affairs, 
said that Fall Break will be 

"I support the notion of a 
Fall Break because of the 
possible academic 
improvements," Seymour 
said. "Fall Break will give the 
students a chance to get their 
second wind, catch up in their 
classes and prepare for the 
remainder of the semester." 

Seymour also said the 
holiday will be a good 
opportunity for freshmen to 
relieve the stress from their 
first semester. 

"This break will give 
students, namely freshmen, 
the opportunity to visit their 

friends and family, and relax 
for a few days," Seymour 

Most students are in favor 
of having a Fall Break 
because the holiday follows 

"Students need a break 
after the stress of mid-terms," 
Marcia Agent, junior 
education major, said. "Fall 
Break will give us a chance to 
calm down and regroup." 

However, some students 
prefer the longer 
Thanksgiving holiday instead 
of two shorter breaks. 

"We can't really do 
anything in two days," Jodie 
Jeansonne, senior psychology 
major, said. "I prefer having a 
week off, so I can go on 
vacation and relax." 

In order to accommodate 
students for Fall Break, the 
athletic department moved the 
NSU vs. McNeese game to 
Thursday instead of Saturday. 

Some students think that 
Fall Break should start Friday, 
Oct. 16 because of the game. 

"Who wants to go to class 
the day after one of NSU's 
biggest football games?" 
Jeffrey Montegut, junior 
journalism major said. "I do 
prefer having two breaks, 
though. Because October is 
the busiest month of the 
semester, I need a break." 

Classes will be cancelled 
Monday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday 
Oct. 20, and they will resume 
Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. 

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Current Sauce 

Tuesday. October 6. 1998 



News Office 357-5384 

Crazy for Gershwin 

Alpha Omicron Pi: I hope all of you Alphas are having a great week so far. This week 
we haven't got a lot planned, so it would be a great opportunity to get in some study hours 
at the house. Keep turning in all of your Alpha A's and B's. We would also like to 
congratulate our professor of the month, Mrs. Lisa Abney. Thanks for all of your hard work 
and dedication. Thought for the week: Out of every struggle comes greater strengths of 
character. Alpha Love And Roses. Congratulations to the Alpha A's Nikkie Trahan, Kim 
Pratt, Heather MaCardle, Bridget Louviere, Courtnie Duff, Kristy Pesnell, Cristine Primm, 
Allison Shrock, Alicia Levell, Lori Cashio, Aimee' Springer, Sharlene Conway 
Congratulations to the Alpha B's Kim Pratt, Ginny McNeil, Nikkie Trahan, Laura Beeman, 
Bridget Louviere, Katie Bowen, Sabrina Woodard, Allisen Schrock. Keep up the good 
work ladies. Have a great week. 

Students Helping Students: If you would like to become a Student Helping Students 
volunteer for Spring 1999 Orientation, pick up an application in the New Student 
Programs office. Applications are due Friday October 16, 1998. For more information call 

Wanted Freshmen Connectors: Applications are available in Room 103 Student Union 
and will be due back Wednesday October 14. For more information 357-5559. 

Phi Mu: Phi Mu would like to congratulate our girls flag football team for winning all 
Greek. Keep up the good work girls, and we want to see every Phi Mu at the next game. 
Hey girls this is going to be an exciting week in Phi Mu with our big Grub Party on 
Saturday, to celebrate the weekend. Just a reminder, if anyone would like to purchase a 
Grab-A-date shirt, call Kelli Rivere at 356-5577. 1 hope everybody has a wonderful week 
and study hard. 

Si gma Sigma Sigma: Hey Sigmas the suspense is over. Friday night is Big Sis/Little Sis 
Night. We are all so excited for you to find out who we are. Wednesday night we will 
travel together to the progressive dinner. Initiation ends the week on Saturday. New 
members you did an awesome job on Harvest! We love you. Remember you are sailing 
with the best. 

Law School Admission Council: On October 10th the Law School Admission Council 
will sponsor the Dallas Law School Forum in Dallas. The Forum consists of panel 
presentations and workshops. Admission is free. The Forum starts at 10 am and ends at 
4 pm. It will be held at the Intercontinental Dallas. 

Rowing: The NSU Rowing team's Fall 1998 race schedule is: 

October 24— Cane River, Natchitoches: Centenary College, Loyola University and NSU 
Crews; November 7~Lake Charles, State Championship Regatta: NSU, Centenary, 
Tulane, and Loyola; November 14— Championship Rowing Marathon-attended by as 
many as 300 participants from all over the nation; November 21 -(tentatively) Wichita 
State University, Kansas: NSU varsity Crew vs. Wichita State University 

Su pport Group for Students with Relationship Problems: Student Support Services 
announces the formation of a group for persons who are in the transition phase of ending 
a relationship. Beginning Tuesday, October 13 at 2pm and again Wednesday, October 14 
at 6pm in room 312 of the Student Union. Contact Frances Welch or Ted Freeland at 
357-5901. for more information. 


- Prom or other occasion 
Corsages (Silk & Live) 

- Sweetheart Rose Corsages 

- Orchid Corsages 

- Many Other Flower Corsages 

- Dozen of Roses (assorted 

- V2 Dozen of Roses 

- Fresh Cut Fall Boka's 

We Accept All Major 
Credit Cards 

Tuxedo Rentals and Purchases 

New Styles to choose from 
accessories to accommodate 

Balloons (assorted) 

all occasions 

Wire or Transfer of Flowers to 
Other Cities and States 

Birthday Available upon Prior 


625 Bossier Street 
P.O. Box 215 
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

The rheatre program will 
open its 1998-99 season this 
week with George Gershwin's 
musical comedy. Craz\ for 

The show will run from 
Thursday to Sunday at 7:30 
p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks 

The director is Ed Brazo, 
assistant professor of theater. 
For several weeks, Brazo and 
approximately 35 cast members 
have spent countless hours 
rehearsing and perfecting every 

Cazyfor You is a reworking 
of Gershwin's Girl Crazy. It 
tells the story of Bobby Child, a 
banker/playboy who falls in 
love with Polly Baker, the only 

girl in Deadrock, Nevada. 

Cathy Huey. who plays the 
lead role of Baker, said the 
show is a mixture of singing, 
dancing and acting. 

It is a true musical comedy 
that takes the best of every 
musical and wraps it into one 
big show. 

"I'm ready for it," Huey 
said. "It's going to be a 
wonderful experience, 
especially for those students 
who have never seen any Fred 
and Ginger-type shows." 

A collection of 18 George 
and Ira Gershwin songs will be 
featured in the show, such as 
"Embraceable You" and 
"Someone to Watch Over Me." 

Starring opposite Huey 
will be Patrick Thomassie, who 
plays the role of Child. Dance 
captains for the production are 

Rebecca Brettel and Kelly 
Songy, and fight captain is 
Henry Layton. 

The show won every major 
1992 Broadway prize for Best 
Musical including the Tony 
Award and the Outer Critics' 
Circle Award. It also received 
the 1993 Laurence Olivier 
award for Best Musical. 

Tickets will be free for 
NSU and Louisiana School for 
Math, Science and the Arts 
students and $5 for the general 

For more information 
about the show, call (318) 357- 
5819 or (318) 357-4522. 

The next theatre 
production will be Lillian 
Hellman's The Children's 
Hour. It will be held from Nov. 
13- 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre 

News Bureau 

The musical comedy Crazy For You will be the opener for the 1998-99 theatre 
program season. The show will run from Thursday to Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in 
the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. 

Two foreign students 
adjusting to University 

Lesa Thompson 
Copy Editor 

Coming from a foreign 
country to study at the 
University can mean making 
big adjustments for an 
exchange student. 

Not only can the language 
factor make a difference, but 
getting used to an altogether 
different teaching method can 
also present a challenge that 
must be overcome. 

Being an exchange student 
isn't easy, but it does have its 

Beatriz Lado, a graduate 
student from Valencia, Spain, 
will be studying here for the 
next two years. She chose 
Northwestern for her Master's 
degree because it gave her the 
chance to teach Spanish to 
students at the University 
while simultaneously allowing 
her to discourse with native 
speakers and increase her 
fluency in English. 

Lado recommends taking 
advantage of exchange 
programs to both American 
and foreign students. This is 

despite the fact that studying at 
an American university 
presented the challenge of 
growing accustomed to an 
educational method which 
differed from the one at home. 

"In Spain, we don't have 
so many papers to do every 
week," Lado said. "Students 
work more by themselves. 
There, if you don't want to go 
to class, it's up to you. Here, 
the situation is more 
controlled, so you have to do 
the work. But there is a definite 
benefit to that. You stay more 
in touch with the teachers, and 
you know what they expect 
from you." 

Christina Martinez, also a 
graduate student from 
Valencia, plans to someday live 
in the United States 
permanently and become a 
full-time Spanish teacher in an 
American university. 

While Martinez certainly 
appreciates the opportunity to 
experience American culture as 
it exists in Natchitoches, she 
does view the lack of public 
transportation as a drawback to 
studying here. 

"We are international 
students, and we have no way 
of getting ourselves around," 
Martinez commented. "If the 
University could even provide 
us with a way to get to town, 
that would be very good for 

Martinez said that having a 
way to get to town would give 
foreign students something 
they really need — access to 
GreyHound buses and, 
therefore, to the rest of 
Louisiana and the diverse 
cultures that this state has to 

Both Lado and Valencia 
would recommend studying at 
Northwestern to their peers in 

Both said that taking part 
in foreign study is a good idea, 
and they recommend that 
students here, particularly 
those who want to experience a 
new culture and an increased 
fluency in a foreign language, 
take advantage of the 
opportunity to learn in a 
foreign university. 

SGA Minutes 



Minutes September 28, 1998 

Committee Reports: 

-Internal Affairs: Meet 
today after this meeting. 
Want to amend the 
Constitution (no 
quorum). Office hours need 
to be done. Only six people 
did their office hours. 

-External Affairs: 
Meeting will be moved to 
Wed. @ 3:30. 

-SAB Representative: 
Thursday, Interest Party for 
Lady of the Bracelet 
contestants. The 
homecoming theme will be 

"Spirits Rise with Demon 

-Fiscal Affairs: No report 
-Club Sports: No Report 
-Academic Affairs: 
Meetings have been set for 
Wed. @ 8pm. If this conflicts 
with any of the committee 
members' schedules, talk to 

-Student Affairs: Looked 
over the N Card information. 
Meet Monday @ 6pm. 
Old Business: 

-Flight team budget 
proposal was brought up. 
Motion to approve, passed. 

-New temporary Senate 
rules were discussed. 
New Business: 

-Luke administered the 
oath of the office to Lucas 

-The budgets for the 

Current Sauce and the 
Potpourri were not voted on. 
Motion was made to table the 
issue until a representative 
from these organizations 
could be present. 

-Bill FA98-003. Great 
deal of discussion followed. 
Bill approved. 

-Motion to approve 
Grant Proposal for chartered 
organizations. Discussion, 

-Motion to table 
resolution FA98-003. Passed. 
Special Reports: 

-Mr. Henry: Help with 
the Homecoming elections. 
Be sure that the number of 
signatures matches the 
number of ballots. Vice 
President's Report: 

-Thanks for going to 
Breakfast with the President. 

We talked about the parking 
at the Columns. 

-Ribbon cutting for 
AcCent Computer Lab in 
Rapides went well. We want 
to have a lab of this type in 
all of the dormitories. We 
need tutors to man this lab 
from 5-9 every night. 
Monday through thursday. 
This is on a volunteer basis. 

Officers' Reports 
President's Report: 

-Introduced guests from 
Methods III class. 

-I have a copy of the 
technology fees report, if 
anyone would like to look at 

-Need a volunteer for for 
Technology Committee. 

-Good job Matt 
Comeaux, Justin Courtney, 
and Ja'Juan Allen on your 

work for the resource 
allocation committee. 

-Recieved budgets from 
the Current Sauce and the 
Potpourri on September 28. 

-In New Business I need 
to give Lucas Shaw the Oath 
of Office. 

-Gail Jones could not be 
here tonight, because of 
personal reasons. She willbe 
here next week. 

-Declared emergency 
status on Bill FA98-002, 
regarding the football pom- 

-Would like to have a 
blanket drive for hurricane 

-People need to know 
about taking pictures for Mr. 
and Mrs. NSU and also 
homecoming court. 

-IM Building: Planning 

program is going to begin. 
Architect Selection Board 
meets only two times per 
year. We will meet with them 
as soon as possible. The 
planning Council will consist 
of eight students, who will 
hopefully be around for the 
duration of the building 

-The English department 
would like to create a new 
computer lab with money left 
over from a Title 13 grant. 
They would like SGA to fund 
the furniture for the new lab. 

-Housing is looking at 
the option of privatized 
housing. Aprivate housing 
company would lease out the 

Treasurer: Reminded 
everyone to do their office 


Tuesday, October 6, 1998 

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Prof. Bryant art on display 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

Artwork by Dr. Bill 
Bryant, professor, and some of 
his students is being displayed 
in the Orville Hanchey Gallery. 
The exhibit will be open on 
weekdays from Oct. 5 through 
Oct. 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 
4:30 p.m. 

The other artists whose 
work will be displayed are Jay 
Dunahoe, Nan Bland, Waldean 
Shaw, Charles Harrington, 
Jerry Martin, Marce Larche, 
Betty Smith, Hazel Nowlin, 
Mina McKaskle, Kathleen 
Hundley and Ina Cowin. Many 
of these artists have traveled the 
world while painting with 

Bryant describes the show 
as the equivalent of the Music 
Department giving a recital to 
display their student's hard 
work. The works consist 
mainly of watercolors inspired 
by the swampy scenery of 
Uncertain, Texas. 

Uncertain got its name 
based on the fact that the port 
could easily become 

landlocked due to large changes 
in water levels. It is a small 
community near North Caddo 
Lake in east Texas and is filled 
with cypress trees and dense 

Attendants can expect to 
see paintings of Cypress trees, 
fishing camps, birds and water 
lilies. Also, the exhibit 
represents the area that we live 

in. Those who come should be 
able to "recognize the local 
landscape and beautiful areas of 
our region," Bryant 

Dates of future showings 
have been altered due to the 
theft of four works from the 
main gallery. Those stolen 
works include a photo of Duke 

Ellington and Frank Sinatra, 
which were part of a Jazz 
display. Fortunately, the 
pictures were insured. 

Incidents of this sort have 
occurred before and, because 
the lack of proper security in 
the University's galleries, the 
Art Department is not qualified 
to give major showings. 

Dept. granted 

Dr. Ron McBride 
Head-Department of 

The Department of 
Journalism was granted full 
accreditation in May 1998 by 
the Accrediting Council on 
Education for Journalism and 
Mass Communication. 

The recommendation was 
forwarded on March 20, 1998 
by the accrediting committee. 
This was done on 
recommendation from the 
visiting team by Dr. Dan 
Lattimore, University of 
Memphis, who checked the 
journalism program at the 
University in October 1 997 to 
see if the department 
complied with the 
recommendations from the 
original team visit in 1996. 

The journalism 
department was awarded 
provisional accreditation in 
May 1997. 

Accreditation in 
journalism is a rigorous 
process that only 20 percent 
of journalism and mass 
communications programs 
seek. It is prestigious for a 
department to be accredited 
because accreditation is a 
measure of the quality of a 
program based on a set of 

Accreditation is 
particularly important for our 
graduates as they seek 
employment in the field of 
journalism and mass 

According to ACEJMC, 
accreditation is "intended to 
ensure continued 
improvement in the quality of 
instruction in journalism and 
mass communications 
through re-evaluation, 
including a thorough and 
useful self-study, at six-year 

There are 12 standards 
that ACEJMC uses to review 
a program. These are: 
budget; curriculum; student 
faculty, full- and part- time; 
internship/work experience; 
equipment/facilities; faculty 
onal activities; public service; 
graduates/alumni; and 
minority/female faculty. 

Over the last five years, 
the journalism department has 
increased enrollment from 
110 to 170 majors. 

Anyone with any 
questions or comments may 
contact the Department of 
Journalism via e-mail at 


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Orientation helps students 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

Orientation 1010 provides 
helpful skills to ease the 
transition from high school and 
living with parents to the 
independent life of a college 

Orientation classes teach 
survival skills that can be 
helpful in all aspects of college 
life. One of the instructors' 
main goals is promoting 
growth in students' personal 
and academic lives. 

Orientation has been 
offered for as long as Gail 
Jones, director of student 
services, can remember. 

Previously, classes were 
taught in Prather Coliseum and 
contained a large number of 

students. Presently, classes 
generally range from 20 to 40 
students. These smaller classes 
allow students to interact with 
the instructors. 

Jones said that the teachers 
of Orientation 1010 are "both 
instructors and mentors." 

Because Orientation is a 
required course, one might ask 
the question: How do students 
feel about the class? 

"It's great for incoming 
freshmen to learn the ropes of 
college life," Nadra Harrison, 
freshman, said. "It shows that 
the University cares about us." 

"It helps," Brian Cockrell, 
graduate student, commented. 
"Despite the fact that I'm from 
Natchitoches, I can see how it 
could be beneficial to someone 
who is not from the area." 

In order to pass orientation, 
students must complete several 
assignments. A 
grade is given for attending 
three different events in four 
separate categories. Those 
categories include fine arts, 
sports, organization activities 
and academic lectures. Also, 
students must write a short 

Several other activities 
serve as a way to get 
orientation students involved 
on campus and become 
familiar with the territory. 

Jones said that Orientation 
1010 serves its purpose "in 
teaching students important 
skills for success and making 
them aware of their area's 
history and traditions." 

"[Students] should soak up 

as much as possible and take 
advantage of all oppurtunities 
as well as being open to new 
and different cultures and 
opinions," Jones added. 

The only follow-up class to 
Orientation 1010 is Career 
Exploration 1030. It serves as 
an extention of 1010 and offers 
students the chance to find 
direction regarding career or 
major. This can be helpful to 
undecided students who are 
generally considered to be the 
most "at-risk" of dropping out. 

Orientation 1010 
instructors stress the fact that 
they are here to help serve the 
student; they are willing 
listeners and advisors to any 
student in need of help. 

Child care available Hazing seminar 

for students needs fa Jd tQ educate 

Students who have 
children now have the 
opportunity to apply for child 
care assistance, thanks to the 
efforts of several Student 
Government Association 

Stephen Hatten, SGA 
research assistant, discovered 
the existence of the Child Care 
Assistance Program. 

This program was created 
by the State Division of 
Administration and Office of 
Family Support to help low- 
income families pay for child 
care costs. 

"This demonstrates the 
efforts of the SGA to make a 
college education more 
feasible for nontraditional 
students," Luke Dowden, 
SGA president, said. 

Instructions and 
applications for the Child Care 
Assistance Program may be 
picked up in the SGA office in 
room 222 of the Student Union 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

All students with children 
are encouraged to apply. 

SGA representatives will 
be available to help people fill 
out applications. 

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A hazing seminar was 
held last Tuesday in Magale 
Recital Hall. 

"I think that hazing is 
wrong because it is immoral, 
but mostly because it is 
against the law," Heather 
Ragsdale, vice president of 
Phi Mu, said. 

Despite hazing being 
illegal at every university, it 
sometimes still occurs. This 
could be because the 
definition of hazing is unclear. 

"Hazing is anything that 
affects a person emotionally 
or physically that separates 
that person from the rest of the 
group," David Westol, 
executive director of Theta 
Chi fraternity, said. 

Although hazing is 
usually associated with the 
Greek community, other 
organizations sometimes 
subject their new members to 
hazing also. 

Several students admitted 
that they felt as if they were 
treated differently from 
upperclassmen when they 
were freshmen. 

"Hazing does not happen 
at all within our band," Trisha 
Thibodaux, Spirit of 
Northwestern band member, 
said. "The upperclassmen treat 
new members as if they have 
always been in the band." 

Although hazing is not 
unusual at most universities, 
NSU has a very strict policy 
about it. 

"Hazing is not allowed at 
all," Retha Cox, director of 
Greek life, said. "There is not a 
single organization on campus 
that will admit that they haze. 

Although many fraternity 
men agreed that hazing is 
wrong, they would not 
comment on the issue. 

Even though hazing does 
not seem to be a problem on 
this campus, it continues to 
create problems nationwide. 

"I know that 
Northwestern's campus has 
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but other campuses such as 
LSU have received national 
media attention for their 
hazing incidents," Chasity 
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Louisiana is a football state. Like it or 
not, football season is a cultural 
phenomenon in our state. Many 
Louisianians take football seriously on 
every level, from pee-wee league to the 

So it would seem that everyone would 
be bummed out after three of our 
undefeated teams, Northwestern, LSU and 
the Saints, all lost games in one weekend. 

Indeed, many Louisiana football fans 
do seem in the dumps about this past 
weekend. However, there is really no 
reason to be upset. 

Why? Because if 5 years ago, these 
same people were told that the Saints were 
3-1, that LSU was 3-1 (and ranked in the 
top 20), and that the Demons were 3-1 (and 
ranked in the I-AA top 10), they wouldn't 
have believed it. 

But hey, why complain? If this has not 
happened before, then we should 
commend these teams instead of mocking 

Let's look at these three teams. 
Northwestern State, under the 16-year 
reign of head coach Sam Goodwin, has not 
gone below under fourth. The Demons 
have a quarterback that threw for 213 yards 
in the game against Missouri. 

The Demons also have the backfield to 
bring the from behind. Also, the Purple 
Swarm Defense, ranked 10th in the nation 
going into the Missouri game. The Demons 
held the Tigers to negative six yards 
rushing in the first quarter. A score of 35-14 
is so bad after you hear the facts. 

Louisiana State University has built its 
program up for the past few years. Take 

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Kevin Faulk for example. 
Faulk stands a chance, in our opinion, of 
being an first- round draft pick. He chose 
to stay in school and get his degree instead 
of leaving LSU. If some strange people 
think LSU doesn't have a quality ball club, 
think again. 

Finally we get to Louisiana true 

football heartache, the New Orleans Saints. 

For a Saints fan, you just have to 
expect the worse due to prior letdown 

Though these team lost at the same 
time, things can still change for them. 
Don't give up the fight just yet! 

Campus According 
To Casey 
Casey Shannon 

OK, we are than a month 
into this inaugural semester of 
the 1998-99 collegiate school 

For most, the idea of 
(re)adjusting is a faint memory, 
as some have (no doubt) begun 
to spread wings and find new 
horizons. For those more well- 
adjusted folks please accept 
this wooden nickel's worth of 
otherwise worthless 

advise do not take this gift 

for granted. 

For most college is a 
wonderful oasis in the middle 
of "El desert de la viva." For 
others, the most educational 
part of this extended sabbatical 
from the real world has less to 
do with books and to do with 


Faith as a guide 

the constant state of transitions 
that seems to come with the 
collegiate territory. 

Indeed, all students can 
attest to the fact that as a 
student we are caught in a 
constant ebb and flow pattern 
which triggers the often 
muttered phrase, "just when I 

get comfortable my world 

turns upside down again." 

For those who can relate to 
this concept, I apologize for a 
lack of concrete advice. The 
only plentiful information that I 
can offer you is to buckle up 
and let life take you along for 
the ride. 

This transition thing will 
not end when you get your 
diploma in fact, for most of 

us, it gets more intense. . 

The most effective way to 
combat this fact of life is to 
surrender. Some people call 
this method faith. 

As a person who is not 
generally satisfied with the 
"that's just the way it is" clause 
I can attest to this concept of 
relinquishing the reigns. 

Control of your life is not 
to be want only passed from 
person to person, but is to be 
given up to whatever it is you 
believe in. For some it is God, 
for others it is Mark 

McGwire I think that 

Buddhists take the most 
universal route in stating that 
"such thoughts do not tend to 

Whatever it is for 

you stick to it. Then give it 

up. People do not walk on hot 
coals, and tightropes because 
they have found a specific 

Instead, they close their 
eyes and relinquish control of 

the situation before they are 

through to the other side and 

College is the beginning of 
what is yet to come. Do not 
take the life's knowledge part 
of it with a grain of salt. 

Learn from what is thrown 
in your face and never ever 
hold on to tight. The rest has a 
funny way of working its self 

o^Xpy More complaints 

Column after column. 
Complaint after complaint. All 
that Gelpi guy does is 

Yes, I do complain a lot, 
but am I really asking for that 

A good friend of mine 
lives in a dorm, that shall 
remain nameless for fear of 
repercussions. (I prefer to 
avoid threats and ultimatums if 
at all possible.) 

For literally over a year 
now, he has shared his 
bathroom with a countless 
number of unwanted guests 
(AKA gnats, flies and other 
pesky insects.) 

Going through the proper 
channels and procedures of 
reporting such problems 
semester after semester, his 
bathroom remains infested 
with bugs. 

How difficult is it to give 
the bug man (or woman) a call? 

The moral of this story is 
that, while I may raise a little 
hell, in reality I am asking for 
very little. 

I've also witnessed a 
foreign exchange student face 
the brick wall of stupidity. 

She was given the all-to- 
familiar run around during fee 
payment. One office sends you 
to another office, which leads 

you to yet another office only 
to return you to your original 

One office asked for her 
yellow receipt. 

Upon replying that she 
wasn't given one, they replied 
that that was simply 

If it happened, how can it 
be impossible? 

Someone recently 
suggested that I not gripe and 
complain unless I have a 
solution to offer. 

Well, my solution is quite 
simple: screw the bureaucracy, 
and listen to the students. 
Look beyond the parameters of 

your job and be a human being. 

While we, as students, may 
test the cleanliness of our 
clothes by smelling them, sleep 
more during daylight hours 
than nighttime hours, and may 
consider Ramen noodles the 
greatest advancement in the 
20th century, we are, 
nonetheless, human beings. 

All that I am asking is that 
we look beyond the red tape 
and paper work and 
concentrate on the questions, 
concerns and problems of the 

I realize that Natchitoches 
is a historic town, but we must 
step out of the stone age. 

Letter to the editor 

Two tall men in tight 
jeans step out of an old 
extended-cab Chevy pickup 
truck that flies Confederate 
flags with the shot gun rack 
hanging up in the back. A 
group of men shout over the 
bass produced from large 
speakers from a Cadillac with 
small wheels and hydraulics 
that make the passengers 
bounce up and down like they 
were on a roller coaster. These 
two pictures are images that I 
thought only existed on 
television: not at the place I 
choose to go to college. 

Coming from a large 
Texas metroplex, I grew up 
with neighbors of all skin 

types. In junior high my best 
guy friend was black and my 
dearest friend now is first 
generation Vietnamese- 
American. I learned how to 
cuss in six different 
languages, how different 
cultures use perms in their 
hair and what good Mexican 
and Chinese food tasted like. I 
thought that every one else 
grew up with this kind of 

And then I came to 
Natchitoches, Louisiana. I 
learned all about how to suck 
the brains out of crawdads and 
to dermine who was from 
south Louisiana and who 
wasn't. But I never guessed 

that I would have to revert to 
my parent's day in the fifties 
and learn about all of the Jim 
Crow laws. 

For example, white 
women could join the 
Panhellenic system. ..but 
African American women 
could only join the Pan- 
Hellenic system. On face 
value, the only thing different 
between the two organizations 
is a single hyphen. ..but we all 
know how different the "black 
soroties" and the "white 
soroties" are. 

I know that if a white 
woman were to rush a black 
sorority, they would get 
rejected and vice versa. The 

institutions would think of an 
excuse like grades or finances 
to deny this woman a bid. 
These excuses would only 
help to save the groups from 
moral damnation, meanwhile 
crushing the girl's dream of 
going Greek. 

All that I know is that the 
Civil War ended over a 
hundred years ago. Civil 
rights have never been 
exhibited on NSU's campus. 
I feel that all Greek 
institutions should be less 
shallow and more like Theta 

Kathryn Richards 


Tuesday, October 6, 1998 

Current Sauce 

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Nine Volts of Pure Power 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Reporter 

9 Volt: 9 Volt 
Crash Records 

Ok, here's what you 
do: take Matchbox 20 
the Gin Blossoms 
and the Nixons and 
mix them 
together in a 
large bowl. 
Now let that 
marinate in a 
light Tool sauce 
and cook it until 
it's medium rare 
and then you'll 
have 9 Volt. 

The self-titled 
debut by 9 Volt was, 
for the most part, 
suprisingly good. Jeff 
Criswell jammed away the 
album with funky little bass 
lines from start to finish and 
Scott Collins held his on the 
drums especially on "Crawl". 
While I enjoyed Andy 

Mitchells' vocals, it felt like he 
was always holding back and 
never quite willing to cross the 
line between a 

been anywhere other than 
Natchitoches recently. I really 
dig this song with its great beat 
and catchy chorus 

singer and a 
great singer. 

You may have heard their 
first single, "Stupid" if you've 

me to sing my 
stupid song". I think the that if 
the band would have stayed 
with this style instead of trying 

to appease the masses I would 
have loved this album. Their 
downfall was that, in the search 
for their own niche, they spread 
themselves too far and wide. 

One of the heavier tracks, 
"Slinky", would have also been 
^ a great direction for the band 
to travel in. It is darker 
and more interesting 
than most of the 
album and could 
have been an 
outstanding song 
if the band would 
have pushed 
themselves a 
little bit harder. 
This album is 
great for driving 
around and I 
™r enjoyed it. I think 9 
WJT Volt has great potential 
if they are willing to push 
their boundaries, test their 
limits and boldly go where no 
radio band has gone before. I 
believe they could be as good 
as or better than any band out 
there today and I am excited to 
hear their next release. 

George Gershwin's 
"I Got Rhythm** Musical... 


Oct. 8-11 
Fredericks Auditorium 
Directed and Choreographed by Ed Bra/.o 

Bond: Bang Out of Order promising 

Amy Haney 
A&E Editor 

Bang Out of Order 
Work Records 

This band is extremely 
British. Extremely. 

Why is it so British? Well, 
the title of one track is "My 
Best Mate," and use of the 

words "bullocks" and "wanker" 
is prevalent. 

That said, Bond excels in 
it's song openings, but 
flounders on choruses and 
leaves one wondering what just 
happened to a potentially good 
song. I get the feeling that there 
is real musical talent here with 
little emphasis on lyrics, which 
doesn't cut it with me. Bond has 
a tendency, like Bush, to 

scramble together random, 
unrelated sentence fragments 
and call them a song. 

On the track "Dum Dum 
Blonde," I couldn't decide 
whether the song was about a 
prostitute, a serial killer or a 
sorority girl. 

Focusing on the positive, 
the intro to "Starbucked" 
features a cool Jew's harp and 
describes how frustrating it is to 

date a promiscuous girl. 

The band ranges in style 
from a Prodigy/Insane Clown 
Posse sound on "I'm a Bastard" 
to the Self-like keyboard 
experimentation on "Miracles." 
In the keyboard vein, there is 
also the fast-paced, remixed 
"Anne Grenade." There is 
variety to spare as Bond does a 
turn-around with the slow, 
sensuous drumbeat of 

"Headspace Invader." which 
surges up into a powerful 
chorus, reminiscent of 
Portishhead, but not quite as 

"Retronoyoko," which is a 
cool enough name for a song, is 
a techno-influenced track about 
life in London.. Did I mention 
these guys are British? 

The songs on Bang Out of 
Order are a combination of 

great intros and crappy follow- 
throughs. Bond may mature 
into a band to be reckoned with, 
but Bang Out of Order is a still 
a young album without a 
cohesive theme to make the 
album a satisfying listening 

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Casey Ashley 

Tammy Borderlon 

April Bradford 

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Student Activities Board- president (1997-98); vice president (spring 
1997); parliamentarian (fall 1996); special events chairperson (summer 
1996); residential representative (spring 1996). 
Theta Chi Fraternity, Eta Omicron Chapter- risk manager (1998-99); 
assistant treasurer/ fund raiser chair (1997-98); public relations chair 
(spring 1997); new member class president (fall 1996). 
Interfraternity Council- rush director (January 1998 to present); 
secretary (fall 1997); scholarship chair (spring 1996). 
The National Order of Omega- pep rally co-chair (fall 1998); Greek 
Week co-chair (fall 1998). University Committee Work- committee on 
organizations (student representative- spring 1997 through spring 
1998);University Planning Council Incentives Team (student representative spring 1997); 
Student Trust Fund Student (SAB representative 1997-98). Potpourri - staff writer (fall 1998). 
Accomplishments: Freshman Connector (summer 1997); Students Helping Students (fall 
1996, spring 1997, fall 1997); Greek 1010- facilitator (fall 1997); lead facilitator (fall 1998). 
Graduate of the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI)- Beta Beta class, Butler 
University; Indianapolis, IN (June 1997). Southern Greek Leadership Conference- delegate 
and opening session facilitator; Dallas, TX (February 1998). Southern Regional Orientation 
Workshop (SROW)- Statesboro, GA (April 1997). National Association of Campus Activities 
delegate- Houston, TX (fall 1996) and Dallas, TX (fall 1997). 

Southwest Region Delegate for Theta Chi National Fraternity Substance Free Housing Task 
Force (March 1998). Committee member for National L.E.A.D. Resolution on Substance 
Free Housing (April 1998). 

Awards and Honors: NSU Greek Man of the Year (1997-98). 

Theta Chi Fraternity Dale A. Slivinskie National Scholarship Recipient (1998-99). 

Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Alpha Zeta Chapter Beau (1997-98) 

NSU Student Activities Board- President's Award (1997-98); Director's Award (1997-98); 
Outstanding Board Member (1997-98); Outstanding Board Member (1996-97); Oustanding 
Residential Representative (1995-96); Outstanding Committee Member (1995-96). 
American College Unions International Region VIII Scholarship Recipient (1998-99). 
Outstanding Young Man of America (1998-99). 
NSU Order of Omega Greek of the Month (March 1998). 

Shade Dufrene 

Organizations: Theta Chi 
Fraternity - Spring 1995-present 

Student Activities Board — 
Spring 1996 

Inter-Fraternity Council — 
Fall 1996-Spring 1997 

Catholic Student 

Position held in the Above 
Organizations: Theta Chi — 
Marshall, Rush Chairman 

SAB — Representative at 

IFC — Senior Delegate, 
Second Vice President 
Honors: Freshman Connector — 
1996, 1997 

Homecoming Hunnie — 


» Organizations:Kappa 
If: Sigma, Interfraternity 
|| Council, Gamma Sigma 
!| Alpha, Greek Council 
Pi Kappa Sigma: President, 
II Treasure, Rush Chairman, 
a p.' Assistant Treasurer, 

^ Social Chairman, 

fljflfehi Awards Chairman, Junior 
Wk MM IFC Delegate 

IFC: Delegate for Kappa 
Korey Keith S igma, President 1997 

Awards: Kappa Sigma's 
Grand Master Star and Crescent Award 1997, 
Level One Ritual Proficiency 
Accomplishments: Volunteer for Students 
Helping Students, Organized Several Kappa 
Sigma Road Clean Ups, Assisted in the 
organization of the Kappa Sigma See-Saw- 
Athon to raise money for St. Jude's, Assisted in 
the annual Kappa Sigma Crawfish Boil for 
1998, Organized Kappa Sigma's 1997 Founder's 
Day Banquet, Organized; Kappa Sigma's 
District 28 Conclave, Delegate for the 1997 
Kappa Sigma National Convention in New 
Orleans, Delegate for Kappa Sigma's 1998 
Leader ship Conference, Delegate for the 
1997 Kappa Sigma Quad District Conclave, 
Attended the Southern Regional 

Orientation Workshop for Freshman 
Connection, Assisted with the 1997 Greek 
Halloween Carnival, Member of the 
Northwestern St. track team as a pole 
vaulter, Organized Kappa Sigma's Alumni 
Reunion for 1998, Participated in IM 

Sports for Kappa Sigma four years. 
Honors:Freshman Connector 1998 


Jeremy LaCombe 

Organizations: Sigma Nu 
Fraternity, Mu Rho Chapter 
Interfraternity Council 
Gamma Sigma Alpha 
Student Government 

Greek Council; Positions 
held in those Organizations: 
Sigma Nu - President, Finance 
Interfraternity Council — Junior 
Delegate Student Government 
Association - Senator, Traffic 
Appeals Committee, Traffic & 
Safety Committee, 
Northwestern State University 
Calendar Committee, 
Northwestern State University 

Accomplishments: Freshman 
Connector - Summer 1 998 
Greek 1010 Facilitator - Fall 
1998 Student Helping 
Hands Orientations Leader 

Nominees for Miss NSU, 1998 

Reta Brashers 


Board: Blue Key 
National Honor 

Club, Mu 
Epsilon Delta, 
College Forum 
Positions: Vice President of SAB, 
President of Blue Key 
Awards: National Merit Finalist, 
NASA-JOVE research scholarship 
Accomplishments: Resident 
Assistant in Varnado Hall, Louisiana 
Scholar's College 
Orientation Mentor 
Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi 
Kappa Phi 

Organizations, Alpha Lamba Delta & Circle K-freshman 
year, Argus fiction editor (freshmen year), Associate editor 
(sophomore year), Black Student Task Force- member, 
Black Student Association (3 year member) Vice-president 
(junior year), African Cacus president (senior year), Alpha 
Kappa Alpha (President - 2 years), Student Government 
Association (3 year member) Senator At large, Committees- 
Election Board Committee, Academic Affairs, Internal 
Affairs, External Affairs- (chairperson), Gamma Sigma 
Alpha, Purple Jackets, Greek Council (2 year member), 
National Panhellenic Delegate (2 Year member). Lead and 
Senior Resident Assistant in Boozman Hall. 
Awards and Honors: Scholars' College Student Achievement Award (freshman - 
junior year); Dean's list- freshman and Junior year. R.A. of the month (March) 
Hostess for Ms. Corretta Scott King Delegate to conference such as as Equipping 
Resident's Assistants, Alpha Kappa Alpha Regional Conference (2 year delegate), 
Black Student Leadership Conference (2 year delegate), African-American Greek 
Leadership Conference Coordinator of the Unity March and the Gospel and 
Narrative Celebration I & II. Coordinator of the Black Student Association's 
Heritage Spring Ball. 

Accomplishments: Research Day presenter 1998 

Program presenter at Alpha Kappa Alpha Regional Conference 

Michelle Graig 

Organizations and Leadership Positions 
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, President 1998 

Alumnae Relations Chairman 1997, Service Chairman 1997, Robbie Page 
memorial Philanthropy Chairman 19%; Triangle Magazine Correspondent 
1998, Crew Captain 1995, Panhellenic association, treasurer 1997 
Senior Delegate 1996, Junior Delegate 1996 
Alternate Delegate 1995, Expansion cochairman 1997 
jk >■ ^ The National order of Omega, President 1 997- 1 998, Secretary 1 997 ; Gamma 
fettl Sigma Alpha Greek Honor Society, vice-president 1998; Public Relations 
Wk fi I Chairman 1997; Student Activities Board, representative-at-Large; 1998 Beta 
WL M Beta Beta Biological Honor Society president 1998; Purple Jackets 1997- 
r n ™ 1998 ; m Ka PP a phi Honor Organization 1997-1998,Greek Council 1997- 
Katnieen Ulllian 1998 A] p ha Delta Fres hman Honor Society 1995-1998, Northwestern 

State University Committees Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee, 
Awards And Honors, Mabel Lee Walton Leadership Award, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority 
Outstanding National Collegian of the Year 1998 NSU Greek Woman of the Year 1998 
Lucile Hendrick Panhellenic Scholarship Recipient 1997 Ann Buchler Williams Scholarship 
Recipient, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority 1998 Rene Bienvenu Alumni Scholarship Recipient 1998 
Northwestern State University Award Scholarship 1994-1996 Gertude Botts Scholarship 1994-1998 
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Junior Scholarship Award 1997 

Accomplishments Freshman Connector 1998 Greek 1010 - Facilitator 1997, 1998 Student Helping 
Students - Orientation Leader 1997 Rho Chi - Rush Counselor 1996, 1997 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

National Resolutions Committee, Tyson's Comer, VA 1998 
National Collegiate Advisory Board Chairman, St. Louis, MI 1998 
National Panhellenic Conference Student Delegate, Norfolk, VA 1997 
Southeastern Panhellenic Delegate, Adanta GA 1997 

Tara Lewis 

Organizations: Delta 
Sigma Theta Sorority, 
Current President, Vice 
President, Secretary 

National Order 
of Omega, Fall '97 Pepe 
Rally Chairperson 

Beta Beta Beta 
Honor Societym, Current 

National Pan- 
Hellenic Council, President 

and Representative 

Purple Jackets Honor Society, Secretary 
NAACP Greek Council Yearbook Staff, Greek 
Editor Demon Sweethearts, Treasurer 
Accomplishments: Freshmen Connector (2 

Greek 1010 Facilitator Fall '97 
Resident Assistant for 

Residential Life 

Honors: '97 Maid of Homecoming Court 

Nominee for Greek Woman of the Year 
Commitee member for Sorority's 

National Convention ('96 — '97) 
Honor Roll 

Gina Mahl 


Phi Mu Sorority- treasurer (spring 1997- fall 1998); standards 
chairman (spring 1998- fall 1998); Rush Party Head (spring 
1998- summer 1998); 

Committee Chair positions: Chapter Development Committee 
(spring 1998- fall 1998); Social chairman (fall 1996); Campus 
Activities chairman (spring 1996); Sisterhood chairman 
(spring 1995); Philanthropic Committee member (spring 
1996); Sisterhood Committee member (fall 1994). 
Student Activities Board- secretary/ treasurer (fall 1997- 
spring 1998); Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet Pageant 
chairman (spring 1997); Miss Louisiana Hostess at Ms. 
Northwestern LOB pageant (spring 1998); representative at 

large (fall 1996). 

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society- historian (fall 1996- spring 1997); 

secretary (spring 1997- fall 1998). 

Panhellenic Association- rush counselor (Rho Chi 1996). 

Demon Dazzlers Danceline- scholarship (fall 1994- spring 1996). 

Awards:Student Activities Board- Distinguished Presidents Award (spring 1998). 

Miss Northwestern State University Lady of the Bracelet Pageant- fourth runner-up 

(spring 1996). 

Accomplishments:Freshman Connector (1997). Students Helping Students (1997- 

Greek 1010- greek facilitator (1996). Phi Mu Leadership Conference- delegate; Little 
Rock, Ark. (1997). National Association of Campus Activities (NACA)- delegate; 
Dallas, Texas (1997). Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW)- Freshman 
Connection; Georgia ( 1997). Student Activities Board Selection Committee- elections 
(spring 1998). 

Honors: National Order of Omega- Greek Honor Society (1996- 1998). Purple 
Jackets National Honor Society (1996- 1998). Theta Chi Sweet heart (1998). Who's 
Who Nominee (1998). Greek Goddess (1994). 

Kelli Rivere 

Organizations: Demon Dazzlers 
Danceline- 1995- present 
Captain- 1997-98; 1998-99 Co-captain- 
1996- 97 Phi Mu Sorority- 1995- present 
president- 1998 parliamentarian- 1997 
ritual chairperson- 1996 standards 
committee- 1996 Gamma Sigma Alpha 
Greek Honor Society (1997- present); Order 
of Omega (1997- present); Kappa Delta Pi 
Education Honor Society (1997- present); 
Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor 
Society (1995- present); Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society 
(1998- present) secretary 1998; 

Purple Jackets (1997- present); Greek Council (1998); Phi Kappa 
Phi Honor Society (1997- present). 
Awards/ Honors: 

Phi Mu 4.0 Scholarship Award (fall 1995; fall 1996; spring 1997; 
spring 1998); Order of Omega Scholarship Award (1995-97); 
Louisiana Honors Scholarship (1995-97); TOPS Teacher Award 
(1998); T.H. Harris Scholarship ( 1995-98). 
Accomplishments/ Honors: 

Greek 1010 Facilitator (1998); Students Helping Students Peer 
Orientation Leader (fall 1998); delegate to Phi Mu National 
Convention (1998); 

Parent Connection Straight Talk Panel (1998); Freshman 
Connection Meet-the-Greeks Panel (1998); Parent Connection 
Meet-the-Greeks Panel (1998); 

All-Greek Alumni Committee (1998); Who's Who Nominee 


Symphony not just for experts 

Features Office 357-5456 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Contributing Writer 

One doesn't have to be a 
music expert to enjoy 
Northwestern' s Symphony 
Orchestra's kickoff tonight at 
7:30 in Magale Recital Hall. 

"I think sometimes you 
almost expect too much out of 
going to a concert other than 
just sitting back and maybe 
closing your eyes and letting 
the music wash over you and 
see what emotions the music 

makes you have," Dr. George 
Adams, conductor of the 
Northwestern Orchestra, said. 

The Orchestra will perform 
pieces from different 
composers, including Overture 
in D Major (in the Italian Style) 
by Schubert, Three String 
Pieces by Puccini and 
Symphony #2 in D Major by 

"There is a lot of variety in 
the concert," Adams said. 

The selected pieces will 
vary in their emotion. 

"If you like light, come for 
Schubert; If you like romantic, 
come for Puccini." Stephanie 
Hennigan, senior member of 
the Orchestra, said. 

The Sibelius selection 
evokes different emotions 
through its mood swings. 

"Sibelius runs the gamut 
from almost a folksy quality to 
the second movement, which is 
excessively violent," Adams 
said. "The final piece of the 
Sibelius symphony has a huge 
range of emotions." 

Adams challenges 
everyone to form a personal 
connection to each musical 

"I don't think you can leave 
the concert indifferent to what 
has been played," Adams 
explained. "You may not like 
all of it. You may love all of it. 
But I don't think it is possible to 
leave particularly indifferent to 

The concert should be 
enjoyed by all, not just those 
who are knowledgeable about 

music. School for Math, Science and 

"I don't think that you can the Arts students and $5 for the 

sleep through the latter part of general public. 

the concert," Adam's added. 
Admission is free for 

Northwestern and Louisiana 


Campus Spotlight: ZZZ' S new members 

Kelk Head 

Contributing Writer 

The Alpha Zeta 
chapter of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma sorority extended 
bids to 38 new members 
this semester. 

These new members 
will be initiated on 
October 10. 

The new members 
recently organized 
Harvest, the sorority's 
fall social 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 
was founded in 1898 and 
has been at Northwestern 
since 1928. 

Tri Sigma is involved 
with the Natchitoches 
Boy's and Girls Club and 
also participates in various 
other community service 
projects throughout the 

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What do you 
think about 
fall break? 

"I'd rather have a 
longer Thanksgiving 
break because I live 
far away from here" 

-Matt Cummings 

"I don't like that. Who 
cares about a fall break? 
We want more time to 
spend with our families." 

— Montray Cruel 

"It's our first break, and 
it'll be good because the 
beginning of the 
semester is always 

-Laura Harper 

"1 think it's good 
because the students 
need a break other than 

-Heather Ragsdale 

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Tuesday, October 6, 1998 


Sports Office 357-5384 


NSU earns Mizzou's respect 

Je nnfier Q uebedeaux 
Staff Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
Demons may have fallen 35- 
14 to Missouri Saturday, but 
not without making a fan of the 
Tiger's head coach Larry 

"I'll tell you what: 
Northwestern State could play 
a lot of teams in the Big 12 or 
about any conference, and 
they'd come away with some 
pretty good victories," Smith 
said. "We were lucky — and we 
were thankful — to win the 

The Demons made 
themselves known early in the 
game with a strong defense. 
The Purple Swarm began the 
game by holding the Tigers to 
minus six yards on the ground 
in the first quarter. 

Missouri finished the 
game with 260 yards, just 50 
yards shy of their topped 

ranking Division I-A record. 

Tiger senior tailback 
Devin West netted 176 of the 
260 yards on 30 carries with 
three touchdowns for 1 7, five 
and four yards, respectively. 

"1 think we 
underestimated this team, 
and that is what coach told us 
not to do," West commented. 
"They're a quality football 
team, as we saw out there." 

The Demons were on 
their feet, as they moved the 
ball for 11 of 15 minutes of 
the opening quarter. 

'They came out and 
brought it to us in the first 
half," Missouri defensive 
end Justin Smith said. "They 
came right at us, 
smashmouth football. We 
didn't expect that at all." 

The Demons netted 213 
passing yards by Warren 
Patterson and 140 all- 
purpose yards on 16 touches 
from Ronnie Powell. 

Junior safety Mike Green On the opening drive, 
intercepted a pass in the end which reached the Tigers' 34- 
zone to end the Tiger's first yard line, the Demons dropped 

"I tell you what: Northwestern 
State could play a lot of teams in 
the Big 12 or about any 
conference, and they'd come away 
with some pretty good victories. 
We are lucky — and we are 
thankful -- to win the game. 

Larry Smith, Missouri head coach 

scoring threat and made 18 a third-down pass inside the 
tackles. Missouri 10- yard line and 

missed a third-and-1 at the 
Tiger 26. 

The Demons then failed on 
a 47-yard field goal late in 
the first quarter. 

Northwestern got a 50- 
yard kick-off return by 
Powell to the Tiger 32-yard 
line, following a bollixed 
punt snap at the Demon 28- 
yard line. 

With receiver Chris 
Pritchett behind a defender at 
the 10-yard line, Patterson 
was fait as he released a pass 
on the next play and the 
underthrown ball was 

"We had three really good 
opportunities to score in the 
first half, and walked inside 
without any points," Demon 
head coach Sam Goodwin 
remarked. "That really put us 
in a hole." 
Northwestern obtained 
points for each of the three 
drives made in the second half 

inside the Tigers' 35-yard line. 

Field goals of 30 and 32 
yards by Thomas LaToof 
resulted from two sacks that 
froze the ball at the seven and 
the 13- yard line, respectively. 

Patterson and Pritchett 
teamed up for a 27-yard 
touchdown with 10:55 left to 
play,, giving way to holder 
Shawn Grigsby for a two-point 
conversion that brought the 
score to 28-14. 

The Tigers, refusing to 
yield, clinched one final 
touchdown on an 11 play, 35 
yard drive with 5:02 left in the 

The Demons take a week 
of rest, as they prepare for their 
next home game. Northwestern 
will face McNeese on 
Thursday October 1 5 at 6 p.m. 
in Turpin Stadium. 

News Bureau 

After a tough game against Missouri, the Demons 
prepare Turpin Stadium for its Oct. 15 matchup against 
McNeese State. 

Please check with a pen the team that you think will win. 

Jacksonville St. at McNeese St_ 

LSU at Florida 

La. Tech at Northeast La. 

Mississippi at Alabama 

Georgia at Tennessee 

_Sam Houston St. at Nicholls St_ 

Nebraska at Texas A & M. 

Marshall at Ohio.. 

Florida St. at Miami (FlaJ 

Navy at Air Force. 

Carolina at Dallas 

San Francisco at New Orleans. 

Indianapolis at Buffalo 

Washington at Philadelphia 

Tennessee at Baltimore 

Kansas City at New England 

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 

Chicago at Arizona 

San Diego at Oakland 

Denver at Seattle 

Atlanta at NY Giants 

nit f7Tv*T^ [fi S s^xsr 

.;. . . 

(tie breaker) 

Miami at Jacksonville, 

Total points scored 



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Soccer undefeated 
in Southland 

Rondray Hill 
Staff Reporter 

A white-hot Demon soccer 
team finds itself at the top of 
the Southland Conference 
standings and now owns a five 
game winning streak after three 
wins last week. 

Two of the Demons' (7-3- 
1) wins came on the road 
against conference rivals 
McNeese and Nicholls state. 
The Demons now stand alone 
at the top of the SLC standings, 
with a 3-0 conference record. 

"This was a very good 
week for us," Coach Watkins 
said. "This gives us a lot of 
momentum going against 
Stephen F. Austin this week." 

The Demons' offense was 
pumping out more goals this 
week scoring 10 goals in three 
games. This increases the 
Demons' league lead to 39 
goals this season. 

But what may seem more 
impressive is the lack of 
scoring by the opposition. 
Midfielders Kelly Kahanek and 
Holly Horn, along with 
Defenseman Janet Callahan, 
has virtually shut down all 

opposing teams, aiding 
Goalkeepers Wendy Woodham 
and Tiffany Swingler to four 
straight shutouts. 

"Callahan basically 
anchors our defense, and 
Kahanek and Horn have really 
been working hard in the 
middle," Watkins said. 

The big offensive weapons 
of Amy Fulkerson, Missy 
Payne and Brittany Cargill did 
not slow down this week either. 
These four combined for 5 of 
the 10 goals this week and four 
assists. Amy Fulkerson, the 
conference leader in goals, 
added two goals this week, 
while Brittany Cargill, who is 
second in the conference 
behind Fulkerson, scored three 
goals. She also added two 

"We knew that Cargill was 
capable of being a strong 
player, but she's developed way 
beyond anyone expected," 
Watkins commented. "She's 
been one of our biggest 
surprises this year." 

Another surprise has been 
the dominant play of 
Woodham and Swingler. The 
two have not allowed a goal in 

four games, bringing their 
respective GAA to a 
microscopic 1.72 and .089. 
Their combined GAA is also a 
minuscule 1.15, compared to 
the 3.44 GAA for the rest of the 

Kate Tsakanikas also had 
had an excellent week, as she 
had two goals. Joanna Mckee 
and Holly Horn also had goals 
this week, bringing these three 
girls' total to three on the year. 

Tammy Peck scored her 
first goal of the season also in 
the 6-0 win over Nicholls. 

Even though the Demons 
have sole possession of the 
conference lead, the Demons 
still have a big test on Friday at 
home against the SFA 
Ladyjacks. SFA is the 
defending regular season 
champion and picked to finish 
first this year. Coach Watkins 
believes that his team will be 
focused and ready for their 

"We're not getting a big 
head. We know that we're 
playing well, but we're 
definitely not at our level yet." 

Student Athlete of the Week 

J: v 

Michael Green 

The junior defensive 
back recorded sixteen tackles 
including 9 unassisted in 35-14 loss 
to Missouri. Green also intercepted 
a pass in the endzone during the 
first quarter to keep a scoreless tie. 
The Demons move their season 
record to 4-1 . 

Brittany Cargill 

The freshman forward scored in all 
three matches this past week to help 
the Demons to three victories. Against 
conference rival McNeese State Cargill 
scored the lone goal in the 1-0 victory. 
The Demons improve their overall 
record to 7-3-1 and 3-0 in the SLC. 









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Vol. 87, No. 12, 10 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, October 13, 1998 

Get ready for the Swarm! 

Demon-Cowboy matchup to be aired by Fox Sports Southwest Thursday at 6 p.m. 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

The Southland Football 
League co-champion 
Northwestern State Demons 
await the "Southland 
Showdown" Thursday night; 
they will do battle with in-state 
rivals, the McNeese State 
Cowboys, on live television at 
6 p.m. Unfortunately, the game 
will not be available for 
viewing in Natchitoches. 

A regional television 
audience of 5.5 million will be 
watching the Demons on Fox 
Sports Southwest. According 
to Dennis Kalina, assistant 
athletic director, one can expect 
a near-capacity crowd at Turpin 
Stadium Thursday. 

Students need to show a 
school I.D. card at the gate to 
get into the game. Students 
bringing family members need 
to go to the Ticket Office inside 
the Athletic Fieldhouse located 
at the end of Turpin Stadium to 
buy tickets in advance. 

The Athletic Department 
will be giving away shakers or 
miniature pom-pons to the first 
3,000 people through the gate 
at the game. 

Also, Chevron will be 
giving away dollar discount gas 

For a special bonus at half 
time, one student will get the 
chance to kick a field goal for a 
semester of free books from 
University Bookstore. 

"This game is going to be 
televised live on national 
television, so we want to pack 
Turpin," Kalina commented. 
"Students are welcomed to 
bring signs, take their shirts off 
and paint their bodies. We want 
students to get a little crazy for 
Thursday's game." 

"When we picked the 
games we wanted in our 
television package, the 
matchup of our two defending 
conference champions was an 
obvious choice," Greg Sankey, 
commissioner of the Southland 
Football League, said. "We 
expected both teams to be 

outstanding again this season, 
and they have been. Either of 
them could win the national 

Northwestern State (4-1) is 
No. 8 in the last national poll, 
while the Cowboys (4-0) are 
No. 1. McNeese led the series 

The last time the Demons 
beat the Cowboys was in 1991 
as Northwestern took it 20-3. 

Leading the Demons from 
the air is Warren Patterson. 

Patterson has thrown 37 
complete of 67 attempts for 
747 yards in the last 11 
quarters. He had a streak of 50 
straight pass attempts without 
an interception, which was 
broken last week during the 
Southwest Texas game. 

Senior tailback Ronnie 
Powell controls the ball from 
the ground averaging 1 .2 yards 
per carry. He has 460 yards 
rushing on 66 carries and five 

The Demon's Purple 
Swarm defense has been 
stacking records. The Demons 
have 27 sacks for the year and 
need only 10 more to break an 
11 -year-old record. 

The Demon's running 
defense has only allowed 96 
yards in four games, while the 
passing defense has allowed 
only 850 yards in four games, 
with 157 yards from long 
touchdown passes. 

The Demons have been 
wearing decals on the backs of 
their helmets honoring former 
teammate Cody Lee Smith. 
Smith left Northwestern due to 
a rare stomach illness that has 
affected him since 1995. 

The last time the Demons 
and the Cowboys met, the 
Demons took a hard 50-7 loss 
to McNeese State, the worst 
margin of defeat since a 51-7 
score at Louisiville in 1978. 
The Demons posted negative 
eight yards rushing and 141 
total yards passing. 

The Demons sole 
touchdown came when 
Michael Alford ran a 55-yard 
interception return in the 

Student arrested and 
charged; suspected of 
sexual misconduct 

Philip Wise: 
Editor-in-Chief & 
Debra Parker: 
Contributing Reporter 

Layn J. Lesniewski, 24, 
707 Melfose Ave., 
Natchitoches, was arrested 
last Tuesday at the ROTC 
parking lot and later charged 
with three counts of 

Lesniewski, freshman, 
was apprehended at 
approximately 2 p.m. by 
University Police. 
Lesniewski was charged with 
counts of sexual misconduct 
later that afternoon. He is 
suspected of trying to 
convince female students to 
pose for pornographic 

Lesniewski was released 
°n bond from the 
Natchitoches Parish 
Detention Center after 
further investigation by 
University Police. 

Reports from University 
Police indicated that 
Lesniewski posed as a 
representative for a fictitious 
modeling agency known as 
Images. He would first try to 
get the females to model 
swim wear and lingerie. He 
would then try to persuade 
them to perform private 
dances and videos. 

Chief Ricky Williams 
said open charges have been 
filed, but a court date has not 
been set. 

It is not yet known if 
Lesniewski produced any 
pornography on campus. The 
investigation is still open, 
and the campus police are 
hoping that any students who 
Lesniewski approached will 
come forward to help further 
the investigation. 

Anyone with 
information is urged to call 
Det. Doug Prescott at (318) 

closing minutes of the first 

"One of us walks away 
unbeaten in the conference, 
knowing we've beaten a great 
football team," Demon head 
coach Sam Goodwin, said 
"It's not the end-all. This is 
too tough a conference to put 
all of your eggs in one 
basket;But winning this game 
will put you in good shape." 

After last year's McNeese 
game, Northwestern State did 
not lose a game during the 
regular season, including a 
38-24 championship victory 
over Stephen F. Austin. 

"The fans that night were 
electric," Goodwin noted. 
"It's the best home field 
atmosphere we've ever had. 
We all remember the students 
rushing the field and taking 
the goalposts at the end, and I 
will never forget how noisy it 
was on the field in the second 

"That's what we can see 
Thursday night." Goodwin 
continued. "We're playing 
the No. 1 team in the country, 
a team that embarrassed us 
last year, and in a game that 
both teams have anticipated 
since the start of fall practice." 

For ticket information 
call the Ticket Office at 
356-4268 from 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m. starting Monday. 

News Bureau 

Receiver Nathan Black has been a key part of the NSU rejunivated passing game this 
season. The NSU receiving crew has been effective along with quarterback Warren 
Patterson, who ranks second in the SFL and 12th nationally in pass rating (149.6). 

Parking still a problem 

Crystal Swanner 
Contributing Writer 

Last year, over $1 10,000 in 
traffic fines was collected at the 
cashier's office. The money 
collected is put into the 
University's general fund. This 

fund is used for various 
expenses around the campus. 

The University Police 
Department issued over 5,000 
tickets last year. Over 500 of 
those ticket fines have not been 
paid yet. Each parking 
violation fine is $25. The 

Midterm grades 
can be picked 
up on Oct. 22 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

With half a semester 
completed, mid-term grades 
will soon be available for 
students to gauge their 
academic progress. 

Students may pick up 
their mid-term grades from 8 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 
and 23 in the Student Union 

Brenda Dailey, assistant 
registrar, said it is important 
for students to pick up their 
mid-term grades because it 
allows them an opportunity to 
view their progress in various ■ 

"Mid-term is important 
because this is feed back for 
students to see what they 
need to do for the last half of 
the semester," Dailey said. 

Dailey said students must 
have a picture ID to receive 
their grades. However, 
grades will not be available 
after Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m. 

She said students who 
have received low grades can 
talk to their instructors and 

possibly make arrangements 
for tutoring or supplemental 

Chuck Harford, a junior 
computer information system 
major, said mid-term grades 
aren't very important, but he 
said he still plans to look at 

"I just pick them up to 
see where I'm standing in the 
class," Harford said. 

Marty Hughes, a senior 
business administration 
major, said he already knows 
what his grades are in most of 
his classes. However, he 
plans to pick up his grades 
just to be on the safe side. 

"You want to make sure 
your records are the same as 
your teachers," Hughes said. 
"It lets me know where I 
stand in the class." 

Students have the choice 
to drop the class. The last day 
to drop a class with a grade of 
"W" is Oct. 30. Dailey said a 
"W" simply means that a 
student has withdrawn from a 
class, and it will not affect 
their GPA. 

speeding tickets start at S10 
and increase according to the 
mileage above the speed limit. 
Anyone who has not yet paid 
fines needs to go to the 
cashier's office and pay before 
registration for the spring. 
Students will not be allowed to 
graduate until they pay their 
fines and the hold on their 
accounts is taken off. A hold 
stays on a student's record until 
the fees are paid. 

Contrary to rumor, the 
University Police Department 
has not lost the records of 
tickets on their accounts. The 
tracker system did go down, 
but all of the records were 

"Nothing was lost," Rickie 
Williams, Chief of University 
Police, said. "The department 
has received a new tracker 
system that will keep a better 
record of the ticket citations 
issued each year. The 
department is also using ticket 
books to keep a hard copy of 
the tickets written." 

Many students feel the 
police department is writing 
too many tickets. 
Unfortunately, the number of 
tickets written is not going to 
decrease because the revenue 
collected from fines is included 
in the University's budget. The 
number of tickets given is 
expected to increase to fit the 
budget's increase. 

One common complaint is 
that there just are not enough 
spaces for the number of 
students parking on campus. 

"I feel that the cops are just 
doing their jobs, but they could 
be a little more lenient with 
students," freshman Chuck 
Harris said. "We are all on a 
tight budget, and pay the same 
registration fees for our cars; 
therefore, it should be a first- 
come, first-served basis for 


There are over 4,000 
parking spaces on campus. "I 
know we have more cars 
registered than spaces to park, 
but not everyone attends class 
at the same time," Williams 
said. "Also, some students 
register more than one car." 

Parking zones are 
allocated according to resident 
or commuter status. The spaces 
in each zone correspond to the 
estimated number of students 
who will need to park in those 

For University Columns 
residents, the University 
parking regulations apply to the 
PE. Majors building. 
Therefore, when students park 
in the commuter zone, they 
need to move their cars by 7:00 
a.m. because commuter 
students need those spaces. 
Those who run the complex are 
trying to buy more land for 
residents' parking. For 
residents who can not park in 
the complex, the police 
department recommends that 
parking on Greek Hill, where 
students will not be ticketed. 

All students are 
encouraged to follow the 
regulations that the University 
Police have. 

A map is available for 
students who do not know 
which zones that they can park 
in. The map can be picked up at 
the University Police 

Otherwise, signs are 
posted at each zone stating who 
is allowed to park in each 
particular zone. 

For further information 
about zones or traffic fine?, 
students can call the University 
Police at 357-5431. 

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ews Office 357-5384 

Campus Connections I Private housing 

Alpha Omicron Pi: I hope everyone' week is getting off to a great start. Thanks to all the 
members who participated in flag football. You ladies did a great job and we appreciate 
your enthusiasm and hard work. Don't forget about our sisterhood on Thursday at 5:30 
p.m. Alpha love and roses go out to the following sisters: Amanda Brosset, Kristin 
Catanese, Candy Cox, Danielle Dornier, Kristi Hanes, Amanda Harman, Michelle Harvey, 
Alissa Hayes, Amber McKnight, Melanie Messick, Julie Pitts, Crystal Robbins, Amanda 
Speilman and Amie Stennet. We miss you very much. Love and roses also go out to Katie 
Bowen, whose birthday is on Saturday 17. We love you and hope you have an awesome 
day. Alpha A's: Katie Bowen; Pam Hoss, 3; Becky Farabough; Shelly Jimenez, 2; Ashlee 
Freeman; Missy Dugal, 2; Alexis Roy, 3; Crystal Ware; Sarah Vaughn, 3; Amie Stennett. 
Alpha B's: Michelle Harvey, 2; Alexis Roy; Missy Dugal; Sarah Vaughn; Andrea 
Lemoine; Jessica Alligood, 2; Ginny McNeil; Crystal Ware; Christee Noland; Ashlee 
Freeman; Shelly Jimenez, 2. Thought for the week: Each of our sisters is a wonderful gift 
from God. We should always value them and treat them as such. Alpha Love and Roses! 

Teddy Bear Week; A social work class, consisting of Brittany Bono, Joanna Bradford, 
Kelli Rabalais, Maria Sawrie, Kristen Norfleet and Anne Long, will sponsor "Teddy Bear 
Week" Nov. 2-6. Stuffed animals will be given to pediatric patients at the LSU Medical 
center in Shreveport and Huey P. Long Hospital in Pineville. Organizations that are 
interested in donating stuffed animals should deliver them to the President's Room on the 
second floor of the Student Union on Nov. 6 from 1 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. The stuffed animals 
should be placed in either boxes or bags and labeled with your organization or business 
name. Prizes will be given to the winners of the contest. For more information, call (318) 

356- 0203 or (318) 356-9300. 

Students Helping Students: If you would like to become a Student Helping Students 
volunteer for Spring 1999 Orientation, pick up an application in the New Student 
Programs office. Applications are due Friday October' 16, 1998. For more information call 

357- 5559. 

Wanted Freshmen Connectors: Applications are available in Student Union 103 and will 
be due back Wednesday. For more information 357-5559. 

Social Works Method Three: Students can now check financial aid history simply 
clicking in NSU's web site listed under student information all you need is your social 
security number and birthdate. For more information please call 354-1479 or 379-0125. 

Rowing : The NSU Rowing team's Fall 1998 race schedule is: October 24-Cane River, 
Natchitoches: Centenary College, Loyola University and NSU Crews; November 7~Lake 
Charles, State Championship Regatta: NSU, Centenary, Tulane, at\d Loyola; November 
14-Championship Rowing Marathon-attended by as many as 300 participants from all 
over the nation; November 21 -(tentatively) Wichita State University, Kansas: NSU 
varsity Crew vs. Wichita State University 

Su pport Group for Students with Relationship Problems: Student Support Services 
announces the formation of a group for persons who are in the transition phase of ending 
a relationship. Beginning Tuesday, October 13 at 2pm and again Wednesday, October 14 
at 6pm in room 312 of the Student Union. Contact Frances Welch or Ted Freeland at 
357-5901. for more information. 

The International Student Organization: Invites all students, both national and 
international to a meeting on Oct. 13 @ 7:00 in the President's Room of the Student Union. 
Please bring recipes to organize the International Food Fair which will be held on Nov. 1 8 

on campus to be 
considered at 
trustee meeting 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Contributing Writer 

Northwestern is in the 
early stages of investigating the 
idea of campus-wide privatized 
housing in accordance with a 
recommendation made by the 
State Board of Trustees during 
their August meeting. 

"We're in that learning 
phase," Frances Conine, 
director of auxiliary services, 

Representatives will attend 
an auxiliary services 
conference in October and a 
conference in December 
specifically geared towards 
privatized housing. 

"The University paid off 
all debt to all housing in March 
or April of 1998," Dr. Dan 

Seymour, vice-president of 
student affairs, said. 

With the housing debt 
paid, the University is now able 
to adopt privatized housing. 

Northwestern would 
dictate any contract with a 
housing company, thus insuring 
the status quo of housing 

"It would be in the contract 
that all positions would be full- 
time Northwestern students," 
Seymour explained. 

Currently, food services, 
custodial services and the 
University Columns are 

"Privatization is the trend 
in higher education," Conine 
said. "I would say that 
Northwestern has been a 
pioneer in the use of the 


A contract would not occur 
for another 2 or 3 years. 

"If we decided that we 
didn't like the company and 
wanted to move away from 
them, it would be a really big 
hassle if they were running 
everything with the dorms," 
Tristan Mclnnis, a junior 
concentrating in Scientific 
Inquiry, said " It would be 
really hard to move away and 
go with another company or 
start working it ourselves." 

It is too early as of yet to 
consider the cost of privatized 

"We want to do what is 
most cost effective and 
beneficial for students," Conine 


SGA to provide 
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Courtney LaCour 
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Student organizations in 
need of financial assistance 
may be eligible for grants from 
the Student Government 

SGA senators recently 
voted to allow $2,000 of their 
budget to be spent on 
organizational grants. 

Any chartered student 
organization on campus can 
apply for a grant. One 
organization may submit 
several grant applications; 
however, only one grant will be 
awarded to that particular 

The maximum amount any 
organization can receive is 
$200. Luke Dowden, SGA 
president, said preference will 
be given to those organizations 
participating in fund raising 
efforts to supplement their 

The idea for organizational 
grants was first presented by 
Angelique Duhon, SGA vice- 
president. Duhon said this 
program would allow the SGA 
to better meet the needs of 
various organizations. 

"For the past two years, I 
have witnessed several 
organizations request and be 
refused funding," Duhon said. 
"I believe this is a solution to 
some funding problems for 
these student organizations." 

Shawn Hornsby, senate 
chair, said that in previous 
years student organizations 
have come to the SGA asking 
for financial assistance. 
However, the SGA needed a 
system that would ensure that 
all organizations were given a 
fair chance at receiving a grant. 

"Our policy has been that if 
we help one, we help all," 
Hornsby said. "This program 
allows us to help more 

Dowden said the grant 
program will follow similar 
programs at other universities 
in the University of Louisiana 
system. He said this school 
year will be a "pilot year" for 
the program. Every year, the 
SGA will vote on whether to 
keep the program in existence. 

Anyone interested in 
applying for a grant should 
come by the SGA office in 
room 222 in the Student Union 
to get a packet. 

Organizational grant 
applications are due by noon on 
Oct. .21 in the Student 
Activities office in room 214 of 
the Student Union. 

No grant applications will 
be accepted after this date. 

Once applications have 
been received, the internal 
SGA Grant Committee and the 
treasurer will make 
recommendations to the Senate 
for approval. 

SGA Minutes 



Minutes October 5, 1998 

Committee Reports: 

-Internal Affairs: 
Working on several bills, 
making changing to by-laws, 
JaJuan, Rusty, and Vanessa 
did great job on the bills. 

-External Affairs: 
Brought a proposal to SAB 
this morning for Meet the 
Representative Day. SGA 
homepage needs help and 
ideas. Meeting is still 
Thursday @ 3:30. 

-SAB ' Representative: 
Approved orange T-shirts for 
homecoming. Spencers 

magic and illusion show will 
take place @7 p.m. in the 
student union ballroom on 
Oct. 17. 

-Fiscal Affairs: Needs 
new chair-new business. 

-Club Sports: No Report 

-Academic Affairs: Went 
over academic file. 
Researched for new bills. 

-Student Affairs: 
Meeting was cancelled this 
week. Our meetings are 
Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
Old Business: 

—Current Sauce and 
Potpourri budgets— lots of 
discussion. Motion to vote 
on approval of budget for 
Current Sauce. Passed. 

-Potpourri budget-lots 
of discussion-motion to 
approve potpourri budget 

New Business: 

-Paul Rome nominated 
for Fiscal Affairs Chair. 

-Motion to close 
nominations. Passed. 

-Strike FA 98-008 

-FA98-004 - Tabled 

-FA98-005 - Tabled 

-FA98-006 - Second 
sponsor was pulled. Tabled. 

-FA98-007 - Tabled. 

-McNeese Bill -- tabled. 

-Motion to pass Luke's 
travel budget. Passed. 

-Motion for Meet the 
Senator day with SAB. 

-Paul brought up 
SAB/SGA football game. 
Special Reports: 

-Mrs. Gail gave a 
presentation for the SGA on 
how important the T-shirts 
are to the program. She asked 

that SGA continue to support 
Freshman Connections by 
purchasing T-shirts. .Vice 
President's Report: 

-Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 
12:45, I need a volunteer to 
take my place at the 
Resource Allocation 
meeting. (Paul Rome 

-Office hour chart posted 
by my office door. Please 
record your office hours on 
the log sheet. 

-Breakfast with President 
Webb, Oct. 13, will be 
non-traditional students. 

-Homecoming crown 
in, it is very nice. 

Officers' Reports 
President's Report: 

-Good job on Internal 
Affairs Committee. Great 
job on the bills. 



-FA98-001 and FA98- 
003 can be voted on tonight. 

-Bills FA98-004 - 
FA98008 have to be tabled - 
there will be no emergency 
status on any of these bills. 

-Asked the senate to 
please approve traveling 
funds for Oct. 22-23. $68 
total, plus $.26 per mile for 
my car I will be representing 
COSBP on Oct. 22 at the 
Board of Trustees meeting. 

-Traffic and Appeals, 
please show up to your 
appointed meeting on 
Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in 
room 221. 

-Need three senators to 
sit on the Who's Who 
committee on Oct. 23. 

-Need senators to post 
flyers in Keyser, FACS, 
Education PID B, all over 

school advertising the Child 
Care Grants. 

-Wed. at 9 a.m. the ITAC 
committee meeting will take 

-Recommend that the 
senate set up a committee to 
review bills and work with 
the President and Vice- 
President to look over by- 

-Press releases were sent 
out to the Current Sauce for 
Child Care Grants." 

-All organizations were 
sent notice of the 
organizational grants. 

-Recommended that a 
bill be written for the 
remodeling of the Student 
Affairs Office. 

-McNeese proposed a 
bill, we will go over it in new 


Tuesday, October 13, 1998 

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seminar held Oct. 6 

Melissa Z. Carpente r 
Contributing Writer 

Northwestern State 
University, coupled with the 
Natchitoches Area Chamber of 
Commerce, held a Leadership 
Seminar Oct. 6 in the David P. 
Morgan Auditorium in Russell 

Bob Ash of Indianapolis was 
the featured speaker of the 
seminar titled "Effective 
Leadership: Be The Best You 
Can Be!" The seminar began at 
8:30 a.m. and ended at 4:00 p. 

Mr. Ash is the owner of Life 
Lessons, which is a 
presentation and seminar 

company established in June 
1995. Since then, he has 
provided training to over 
55,000 people in 43 states and 
two foreign countries. Prior to 
establishing his own business, 
Ash spoke at many seminars 
while working for the Colorado 
School System as a school 

The seminar provided 
information on leadership 
roles, how to be an effective 
person, how to be more 
creative, basic people skills and 
skills for teamwork— all of 
which are important to being a 
good employer or employee. 

"The most effective leader is 
a leader who people choose to 

follow," Ash said. "I bring 
practical things from a variety 
of sources to help my audiences 
learn the techniques to do so." 

Approximately 30 people 
were in attendance from 
various business and 
organizations, such as City 
Bank, Bank One, Farm Bureau 
and the city's fire, police and 
utility departments. 

"Bob brings out a lot of stuff 
you don't realize you do 
everyday," an employee of the 
city's utility department said. 
"He makes you realize more of 
the steps you need to take to 
becoming an employer people 
enjoy working for." 

During the seminar, Ash 
showed scenes from various 
inspiring movies that would 
make this points more concrete. 
This tactic seemed to make an 
impact on the audience. 
Throughout the seminar, Ash 
kept the audience laughing with 
his life experiences and tasteful 

"Bob Ash is as good as your 
going to get when it comes to 
this," Nick Pollacia, executive 
vice-president of the 
Natchitoches Area Chamber of 
Commerce, said. "He has a 
national reputation, and we 
were glad we could bring him 
to Natchitoches." 

Thief loose in FA building 

Recent thefts draws concerns of faculty and students 

Debra Parker 
Staff Reporter 

Attention: do not leave 
your wallet, purse or anything 
of value lying around. Keep it 
on you until we catch the punk 
who is stealing our stuff. 
Number of victims to this date 
are nine. 

This sign can be read by 
anyone who enters the Student 
Theatre Union of 
Northwestern Lounge in the 
Fine Arts building. Henry Lee 
Layton, theatre major, wrote it 
because he is alarmed by the 
thefts that have plagued the 
theatre, art and music 
departments recently. 

Dr. Jack Wann, artistic 
director of theatre, is very 
concerned about the well 
being of the staff and students 
in the departments. 

"We have been in touch 
with the campus police, and 
they assure us that they are 
doing everything possible to 
catch the perpetrator," Wann 

Detective Sgt. Doug 
Prescott from the University 
Police is investigating the 

thefts and is following up on 
leads. Prescott is not 

sure if the theft of the 
photographs that were 
displayed in the Orville 
Hanchey Gallery are related to 
the other thefts. The stolen 
photographs were part of an art 
exhibit sponsored in honor of 
Herman Leonard, an artist who 
photographed some of the best 
jazz musicians of this century. 
Four photographs were stolen, 
worth approximately $4,500. 
The musicians featured in the 
pictures were Frank Sinatra, 
Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington 
and Bob Blately. 

All of the photographs 
have been recovered, but the 
perpetrator was not 
apprehended. The location of 
where they were found has not 
been released due to an on- 
going investigation. 

The thief in S.T.U.N. is not 
only targeting students: faculty 
members are affected as well. 

"My stuff was stolen right 
from my office," Sharon Foster, 
costume designer, said. "I was 
right next door when my wallet 
was taken from my purse. I 
understand that I might never 

get my money back, but I wish 
the thief would at least return 
my personal items, such as my 
license and the social security 
cards that belong to me and my 

Some faculty are so shook 
up that they are locking their 
office doors. 

"It's gotten to the point 
now that I always lock my 
office," Debbie Fontenot, 
adjunct faculty member, said. 
" Before, I never worried about 
that. "It is scary because we are 
like a very close knit family in 
this department." 

Senior theatre major 
Jennifer Steiner was devastated 
to discover that she was the 
most recent victim on Monday, 
Oct. 5. 

"I was coming for 
rehearsal and went to the 
costume shop to find out 
whether I needed to try on my 
costume," Steiner said. "When 
I found out that I needed to, I 
placed my duffel bag and 
make-up case outside the door. 
I was only in there for ten 
minutes when I came out and 
discovered that my bag was 

open and my purse was gone. It 
was reported to the stage hands, 
and everyone started looking 
for someone suspicious. The 
purse was found in the men's 
bathroom of the music 
department with $150 taken." 

Assistant professor Scott 
Burrell spotted someone 
suspicious in the building not 
long after Steiner's purse was 
located. He was not a student 
and did not belong in the 

"In my opinion it was 
pretty obvious that he was 
scooping the place out," Burrell 
said. "My main concern is that 
we are more aware. People who 
look like they don't belong 
usually don't." 

Burrell notified the 
University Police and the 
suspect was questioned. He did 
not have any stolen 
merchandise in his possession, 
so he was released with a 
warning never to return. 

If any anyone has any 
information regarding these 
thefts, please notify Detective 
Prescott at 357-5431. All calls 
will be kept confidential. 

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'Meet your Rep' day set for Oct. 26 

Student leaders will be availble for questions 

Suds-N Duds 

Heather Patton 
Staff Reporter 

The SGA and SAB are 
sponsering a "meet your rep" 
day, October 26 during 
Homecoming week. 

It will be from 1 1 a.m. until 
2 p.m. in the lobby of the 
Student Union. It will be in 
conjunction with the photo 
buttons. There will be an 
information board displayed 
while students wait in line to 

get their photo buttons made. 

The information board is 
there for students to look at and 
learn about their senators and 
representatives. There will be 
senators and representatives on 
hand to talk with the students 
on a personal level and get to 
know them. 

"This way, students will 
get to know the people they are 
voting for. We're here to listen 
to you and your concerns with 

NSU. Bring your questions and 
comments because to SGA, 
students do come first," Greg 
Gelpi. SGA senator said. 

"We thought this would be 
a good opportunity for students 
to connect with the people 
planning activities. We hope 
that this will promote a 
communication between SAB 
and the people we serve," Reta 
Brashears, Vice-President of 
SAB said. 




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numbers released 

Only 13% of students took time to vote 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

Approximately 1 3 

percent of the student body 
voted in last week's 
Homecoming elections. 

The Student Government 
Association reported that out 
of 5,910 students enrolled on 
the Natchitoches campus, 760 
took time to vote. 

Students were asked to 
cast their vote for Mr. and 
Miss NSU, the Homecoming 
Court and freshmen senators. 

Luke Dowden, SGA 
president, said he was pleased 
with the voter turn-out for this 
particular election. 

"I thought the turn-out 
was good," Dowden said. 
"Gauging from the turn-out 
for the IM referendum, voters 
seem to be a lot less apathetic 
than in previous years." 


students voted in the IM 
election, Dowden said he has 
noticed a definite increase in 
voters and in the number of 
people who are wanting to 
take an active role in the 

Dowden felt that one 
reason students voted was 
because the elections dealt 
with Homecoming, which 
always seems to be a special 
time for everyone at school. 

"Homecoming is 
important because it's a 


representative of the spirit of 
Northwestern," Kelli Rivere, 
newly-elected Homecoming 
Queen, said. "It's a very 
special and meaningful time 
for all the students and the 

Rivere said she is glad 
that students took the time to 
vote for such a special 

"It's an honor," the new 
queen said. "I'm so thankful 
the student body thought 
enough of me to elect me to 
this position." 

Other members of this 
year's Homecoming Court 
include Andi Airhart, Tammy 
Bordelon, April Bradford, 
Angeiique Duhon, Kathleen 
Gillan, Gina Mahl, Camille 
Nunez, Heather Ragsdale and 
Emily Tracy. 

Raechal Leone and 
Madeline Rozas were elected 
as freshmen senators. 

A run-off election will be 
held Wednesday and 
Thursday to determine Mr. 
and Miss NSU. Students 
must choose from David 
Deggs and Korey Keith for 
Mr. NSU and Kathleen Gillan 
and Kelli Rivere for Miss 
NSU. Elections will be held 
in the Student Union from 8 
am. to 4 p.m. Students must 
present their school ID in 
order to vote. 

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Our View 

Poor Cecil. All that talent and 
ability, and he probably won't get 
a chance to use it. Everybody out 
there should feel sorry for the 
local guy who has gotten a raw 
deal from the system, right? 


Athletes like Cecil Collins 
represent exactly what is wrong 
with collegiate athletics. Athletes 
like him think they can do no 
wrong, treat people any way they 
want to, and get away with 
practically anything. These 
athletes need to realize they have 
a set of rules they must play by on 
and off the field. Ole Cecil got 
caught by a 'holding' penalty, and 
the 10 yards he would cost his 
team on the field may turn out to 
be more like 10 years. 

At one time it looked very 
likely that Collins would become a 
Demon. Hats off to the powers 
that be that nipped this rumor in 
the bud. We didn't need Collins 
with the talent we have at 
runningback. Even if we didn't 
have a back who could carry a loaf 
of bread, we still don't need a 
problem child that can't control 
his actions. 



' oU m HAvff c*M<iH< that 

McNeese found itself in the 
same boat as us, but they made a 
different decision. They chose to 
gamble and take Collins, and now 
it is clear the gamble didn't pan 
out. Cowboy coach Bobby Keasler 
should be thankful that he has 

Jesse Burton on his squad. 
Burton, a Natchitoches native, is 
an outstanding runner and a 
quality person off of the field. 
Burton provides the stability and 
character that McNopse was 
lacking with Collins. 

Jamie Slayter 

Guest columnist 

Smurfs are communist! 
"What the heck." you might 

I'm afraid it's all too true. 
I had been hearing rumors 
about this horrid concept for 
quite some time, but still I 
refused to believe that those 
lovable, blue, smurfberry- 
eating creatures, frolicking 
throughout their mushroomal 
habitats, that I used to love as 
a child, could actually be 
put my spirit at ease. I decided 
to investigate this dirty little 
rumor in order to see if there 
was any truth in it. 

I searched and searched... 
and let me just say that the 
facts I have found will 
absolutely blow away any 
preconceived notions you may 

Campus According 
To Casey 
Casey Shannon 

Could Smurfs be Communists 

have had about smurfs being 
merely a bunch of innocenf. 
little, shroom-dwelling men 
<and woman)! 

Take the smurf 
community for example: They 
are an excellent 

representation of your typical 
communist society. Every 
smurf has an equal place in 
smurfian society and they all 
work together for the benefit 
of the whole village. 

They share everything 
that is produced or collected, 
right down to the last 
smurfberry. And check out 
that uniform style of dress' 
Every smurf wears the same, 
exact outfit of a white hat and 
pants (not exactly a fashion 

As for Papa Smurf... can 

boys and girls'.' Yes. Papa 
Smurf is most definitely the 
communist dictator of his 
smurfy communist regime. He 
is the sole leader of the smurfs 
and gives out the orders on 
what work is to be done by 
each smurf. Also notice how 
Papa Smurfs outerwear is red 
instead of white... the color 
red being the representative 
color of communism! (How 
appropriate for a smurfy 
communist leader!) 

Then there is Gargamel 
who wants to catch the 
little. blue critters in order to 
melt them into gold. Gargamel 
indeed represents 
capitalism* which communists 
are not very fond of). 
Gargamel is the ttfeedv 

capitalist whose purpose in 
lite is the accumulation of as 
much money as possible. 

You can't help but notice 
that Gargamel does look a bit 
Jewish. Rathrr appropriate I'd 
say. since the communists 
persecuted Jews for their love 
of money. 

There are main other 
shocking facts where these 
came from. Believe these 
frightening comparisons or 
not. but at least admit that the 
smurfs may not he all that 
they're smurf ed up to 
be. And to think, you'd expeel 
communist propaganda to 
come in a more disgusting 
form like Barne> or Power 
Rangers... bo figure! 

Get out and see Natchitoches 

While visiting the homes 
featured on this year's Fall 
Pilgrimage of Homes. I was 
reminded of a recurring 

As college students, we are 
all to blame for not 
appreciating the immediacy of 
now. In doing so. we pave a 
clear path for life to dive-in a 
truckload of regret later. 

The best method utilized to 
combat this mission is 
photography. I am not 
speaking of chemically 
imprinting a landscape or 

Alex Slaughter 
Guest Columnist 

1 was reading an article 
discussing voyeurism 
(people watching other people) 
and it prompted me think. 

I'm sure some of you saw 
the popular movie 'The 
Truman Show' over the 
summer. And no. I don't think 
that this is going to happen 
anytime soon, but could it 
happen':* Well yeah, of course. 
Anything is possible. 

Think about how obsessed 
we are with peering into other 
people's lives. Look at the 
popularity of television shows 
such as The Real World'. 

situation. I am speaking of the 
ability to imprint an important 
moment, character, story, etc. 

Think of the Louisiana 
native's notorious for this 

ability Kate Chopin. John 

Kennedy Toole. Clementine 
Hunter. Robert Harling. and 
even Justin Wilson (in his own 

weird way) who have all 

etched a piece of Louisiana 
heritage into everyone's (that is 
everyone who pays attention) 

In a lime where everyone 
has his/her own definition of 

an. please allow me to take a 
stab. Art (in its simplest form) 
is the ability of one person to 
invoke the emotions of another 
through that in which both can 

Venture out in and beyond 
this campus and lake notice to 
all of the quirky little things 
that this tow n has to offer. The 
above mentioned "artists" arc 
so not for their genius, but lor 
their ability to take a universal 
photograph and present it to ihe 
world in a way that appeals to 

Be you a Natchitochiun lor 
a lew hours or a few vears. 
undoubtedly you will find 
yourself face-to-face with very 
unique situations and people. " 

I urge you to file these 
subjective photos into your 
cerebral albums. In their 
simplest form they will faf 
least) be great for social 
conversation, and who knows 
what hidden art lies dormant m 
the hearts and minds of the 
NSU alumni. 

Do you like to watch people 
without them seeing you 

"COPS'. 'Candid Camera.' and 
any talk show that might have 
hidden cameras as a feature for 
the day. 

Go to any store and count 
the number of securitv cameras 
they have installed. But that's 
okay, because ii's for our 

What about hidden 
cameras in the workplace to 
improve t | 10 working 
conditions for all ot us" ' 

It happens, guys Or the 
satellites in space that are used 
for 'national securitv. ' to spv on 
other nations.' VVho knows 

what they re really looking at ' 
What was that statistic I 
heard once, that if vou're 
sitting in your hackvard 
reading a book, the satellite can 
read the words on the paae'.' 

W hat are w e supposed to 
think about all of 
cameras.' It uo haven't 
anything wrong then we 
nothing to uorrv about. riuhtV 
And I'm Sl'Rh'ihat all of you 
college students out there 
NEVER do anything vvrony. 
Neither do |. 

Even being ihe perfect 
little law abiding ejli/ens iliat 

' ave 

we are. do these cameras 
bother you? Are we all living 
in some sort oj Truman-like 
world ' Has the spy ina camera 
made our lives belter or worse.' 

I think ihal like in all 
situations, (here is M ,me eood 
and some bail to come out i}J 
it'iv Isn'i it kind of creepy 
though. io think Mint there \i. 
ihe possibility you ean be 
watched t'vventv- tour hours a 
day and not ^cn know h ' 

Wluu n ih 

e presence ot 

cameras , M) | N increase 

Will we ever be alone ' 

in tin 

Tuesday. October 13. 1998 

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Ultraviolence Take a trip to the Furslide 

kills techno 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Reporter 

Killing God 
Earache Records 

The main problem I 
have with most techno music is 
that most of it sounds so 
generic. When you listen to 
techno you know that you're 
listening to techno. 
Ultraviolence attempts to 
remedy this by adding 
intermissions of softer music 
and singing women to break the 
monotony of their rapidly 
pulsating drumbeats and sound 
effects. These breaks are 
sometimes successful in 
creating an interesting sound, 
but it makes me wonder if the 
group shouldn't write pop 
songs and just add a few techno 

Probably Ultraviolence's one 

saving grace is that they're 
laughable. There seems to be a 
small, bizarre part of each of us 
that enjoys bad music or else 
how would you explain the 
Spice Girls. New Kids on the 
Block or the 80s in general? 
You don't have to deny it or 
admit it. I've heard you all 
singing along. 

Strangely enough, almost 
every song on the album is a 
love song or at least mentions 
the word love. While this could 
be an interesting twist, they just 
weren't very convincing in 
conveying anything about love 
with any kind of emotion, 
making me wonder once again 
if these guys are in the right 

If you're into cheesy techno 
then this album is definitely for 
you. If you're not sure where to 
look for it, the insert says, "file 
under hardcore techno." but 
you might want to check the 
bargain bins. 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Writer 


After four years of 
hitchhiking across 
America, Jennifer 
Turner landed in 
Greenwich Village 
like a sigh in the 
dark, like the calm 
before the storm. 
Shortly after 
arriving she joined 
a local band called 
Marmalade and 
later she, bass 
player Jason Lader 
and drummer Adam 
McDougal split off 
and Furslide was 
born. It was an 
conception of 
music and emotion. 

It's amazing to 
find such raw talent 
and such an 
amazingly clean 
sound from a 
newborn, but here it 
is. When I say 
amazing I mean I 
was truly blown 
away by the depth 
and scope of this album. The 
melodies are seductive and 
dreamy one moment only to 
grab you and spin your head 
around with shatters and 
sparkles of noise the next. If the 
music wasn't good enough in 

itself then when you combine it 
with Turner's enchanting and 
heart-wrenching vocals, you 
have a recipe for greatness. 

Turner formerly played lead 
guitar for Natalie Merchant and 
since then she's only gotten 
better. She shows off her 
expertise on track after track 
while her hypnotic vocals soar 
and plummet. 

to form one whole and wholly 
wonderful sound. 

The album was produced and 
mixed by Nellee Hooper who 
has done the same for such 
greats as U2, Madonna. The 
Smashing Pumpkins. Garbage , 
and Bjork. Furslide was the 
first act signed to Hooper's 
Meanwhile... Records and in 
my opinion this album is his 

Her playing and singing are 
perfectly complimented by 
Lader's flowing bass and 
McDougal's rhythmic drums. 
Each member of the group 
holds their own individual 
sound while merging together 

best work yet. 

Though every song on the 
album was magnificently 
crafted and layered, my 
personal favorite was 
"Hawaii". Arranged by Craig 
Armstrong of Massive Attack, 

this is a deeply beautiful song 
that weaves a tale about trading 
safety and comfort for 
adventure and mystery: 
'•Evening falls on these island 
skies and soothes the weary 
into sleeping/ The strangers 
gather round the fireside while I 
silently long for the familiar." 

Most of the songs on the 
album are slow with occasional 
of sound, but 
there are also 
a few more 
upbeat and 
tracks like 
and "Today 

who is 
familiar with 
Portishead or 
1 2 Rounds 
look into 
Anyone who 
isn't familiar 
has a lot of 
catching up 
to do. 
Furslide is 
the best new 
group of 
artists I've had the pleasure to 
hear in a long time and I hope 
they stick around for awhile. 



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Snakes, alligators and tadpoles 

Scholars' College student spends summer at prestigious ecology lab 

Melissa Robertson 
Staff Writer 

When most people think 
about alligators, tadpoles and 
snakes, their skin crawls. But 
this past summer, dealing with 
these type of creatures was an 
everyday situation for John 

John Ray. senior at the 
Louisiana Scholars' College, 
attended a prestigious 10-week 
internship at the Savannah 
River Ecology Lab in Aiken, 
S.C., with 14 undergraduates 
from across the nation. The 

students did research on 
numerous reptiles and 
amphibians including 
alligators, salamanders and 

Ray said his research was 
primarily on how toxins might 
cause deformities and how the 
deformities cause a different 
swimming performance of 
bullfrog tadpoles. 

"By studying the effects of 
toxins like pollution on 
tadpoles, I can make 
speculations on the general 
health of that particular 
population," Ray said. "It's 
like when you send a canary 
into a coal mine. If the tests 

begin showing signs of 
problems, then you aet the hell 

Ray also believes it is 
important to study tadpoles 
because they are at a low level 
of the food chain. 

"Because tadpoles are one 
of the simpler organisms, our 
work is at a forefront to 
learning more about higher 
levels of organisms." Ray said. 

According to Ray, one of 
the most interesting aspects of 
the 10- week research session 
was going "gator hunting" to 
get DNA and blood samples 
from the alligators. 

"We had to have several 

John Ray demostrates his 
snake handling abilities. 

classes on how to go out on the 
lake." Ray said. "Then some of 
the more experienced students 
taught us how to sneak up 
behind alligators. It was 
strange being around all of 
those alligators at night, but 
catching the alligator was a lot 
of fun." 

Ray was first introduced to 
the field of ecology by Dr. Neil 
Ford, a herpetologist from the 
University of Texas. 

For several summers. Ray 
worked with Ford cleaning 
snake cages, feeding reptiles, 
and gradually moved his way 
up to doing actual field work. 
Ford later recommended Ray 

for the 10- week research 

"After I began working 
with Dr. Ford, my interest with 
reptiles snowballed." Ray said. 

After he graduates, Ray 
plans to eventually go to 
graduate school in 
ecotoxicology, and possible 
continuing his research at the 
Savannah site. 

"This particular science 
does not depend on what 
someone made in genetics as 
much as what he discovers in 
his research," Ray said. "The 
effects of toxins can be subtle. 
That's one of the main reasons 
research is so important." 

Local folk traditions kept alive in Kyser 

Be cky Shumake 
Staff Writer 

The Folklife Center, 
located in Kyser Hall, offers 
students and members of the 
community an opportunity to 
explore their folk culture. 

The center was founded by 
Dr. Thomas Hatley and 
Dr. Hiram Gregory in 1976. 

Dr. Lisa Abney, assistant 
professor of English, is 
currently serving as the center's 
acting director. 

The Folklife Center is a 
research facility that is open to 
the public and students 
pursuing a Master of Arts in 
English with an emphasis in 
Folklife-Southern Culture. 

NSU is very fortunate to 
have a facility that is 
specifically designed for this 
purpose. According to Abney, 
very few universities have 
actual centers dedicated to 

The Folklife Center offers 

a wide selection of tapes, 
recordings of folk music, 
journals, books, folk artifacts 
and other folk-related 
materials. There are over 5.000 
hours of tape and 5,000 
photographs available at the 
center. The center has 
information on over 800 
folklife artists and subjects. 
These materials can be checked 
out on a limited basis. 

"We also like for people to 
come to the Folklife Center and 
share what they have 
collected," Abney said. 

CNN, CBS Evening News, 
Louisiana Public Broadcasting 
and many other groups have 
used the Folklife Center for 

One of the most important 
activities involved with the 
center is the Natchitoches/NSU 
Folk Festival. The 1999 
Festival will be held July 16 
and 17 in Prather Coliseum. 

The theme for the 1999 
festival is a celebration of the 
colonial French culture in 
Northern Louisiana. There will 
be an emphasis placed on the 

One of the many displays available for 
viewing in the Folklife Center. 

early settlements of Avoylles. 
Rapides and Natchitoches 

This year's festival will be 
directed by Hatley and Abney. 
Activities at the Folk Festival 
include arts and crafts, food and 

The Folklife Center is now 
working on plans for the 1999 
Folk Festival activities that are 
related to Francofete'. 

Francofete' will mark 
Louisiana's 300th Anniversary 
and will be celebrated 
throughout 1999. 

According to Abney, the 
center houses the Master Folk 

Artists Hall of Fame. The 
hall of fame, which 
started in 1981, 
recognizes folk artists of 
music, dance, 
storytelling, crafts, food 
and architecture. 

The center has 
informational packets 
available for teachers to 
use in classroom 
activities. These packets 
include project ideas and 
ways to implement 
Folklore studies into the 

The Folklife Center is 
planning to begin several 
community outreach programs. 
Guest lecturers from other 
universities will be coming to 
NSU to speak on folk topics. 

The center hopes to start a 
Regional Folklorist Program 
within the next six months. 

The Regional Folklorist 
will be responsible for public 
programming, management of 
the archives and maintenance 
of the state folklore database. 

According to Abney. 
students should visit the 

Folklife Center to get a better 
sense of what their own folk 
culture is. 

"I think people need to get 
a grasp of the fact that folklore 
and folklife are not falsities," 
Abney said. "They are actual 
things that we live everyday." 

The center is located in 
Kyser Hal rooml 213. The 
hours for the center are 8:00 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday 
through Friday. 

The center is open on 
weekends by appointment. 

Anyone who would like 
additional information about 
the center can contact the 
Louisiana Folklife Center or 
Dr. Abney at 357-5670. 

Additional information 
about the center is also 
available on-line at 

The Folklife Center contains many local artifacts 
as well as pieces from around the world 


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Student Activities Board- president ( 1997-98); vice president (spring 1997); parliamentarian (fall 
1996); special events chairperson (summer 1996); residential representative (spring 1996). 
Theta Chi Fraternity, Eta Omicron Chapter- risk manager (1998-99); assistant treasurer/ fund 
raiser chair (1997-98); public relations chair (spring 1997); new member class president (fall 

1996) . 

Interfraternity Council- rush director (January 1998 to present); secretary (fall 1997); scholarship 
chair (spring 1996). 

The National Order of Omega- pep rally co-chair (fall 1998); Greek Week co-chair (fall 1998). 
University Committee Work- committee on organizations (student representative- spring 1997 
through spring 1998);University Planning Council Incentives Team (student representative spring 

1997) ; Student Trust Fund Student (SAB representative 1997-98). Potpourri - staff writer (fall 

1998) . 

Accomplishments: Freshman Connector (summer 1997); Students Helping Students (fall 1996, 
spring 1997, fall 1997); Greek 1010- facilitator (fall 1997); lead facilitator (fall 1998). 

Graduate of the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI)- Beta Beta class, Butler University; Indianapolis, IN (June 
1997). Southern Greek Leadership Conference- delegate and opening session facilitator; Dallas, TX (February H98). 
Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW)- Statesboro, GA (April 1997). National Association of Campus Activities 
delegate- Houston, TX (fall 1996) and Dallas, TX (fall 1997). 

Southwest Region Delegate for Theta Chi National Fraternity Substance Free Housing Task Force (March 1998). Committee 

member for National L.E.A.D. Resolution on Substance Free Housing (April 1998). 

Awards and Honors: NSU Greek Man of the Year (1997-98). 

Theta Chi Fraternity Dale A. Slivinskie National Scholarship Recipient (1998-99). 

Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Alpha Zeta Chapter Beau (1997-98) 

NSU Student Activities Board- President's Award (1997-98); Director's Award (1997-98); Outstanding Board Member 
(1997-98); Outstanding Board Member (1996-97); Oustanding Residential Representative (1995-96); Outstanding 
Committee Member (1995-96). 

American College Unions International Region VIII Scholarship Recipient (1998-99). 

Outstanding Young Man of America (1998-99). 

NSU Order of Omega Greek of the Month (March 1998). 

Organizations:Kappa Sigma, 
llll Interfraternity Council, Gamma 
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Kappa Sigma: President. Treasure, 
Rush Chairman, Assistant Treasurer, 
I Social Chairman, Awards 
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^Jl*^®&2 \ President 1997 

-AlH^k iH^H^ Awards: Kappa Sigma'^ Grand 
SkJs' Master Star and Crescent Award 
' | 1997, Level One Ritual Proficiency 
Korev Keith Accomplishments: Volunteer for 

Students Helping Students, 
Organized Several Kappa Sigma 
Road Clean Ups, Assisted in the organization of the Kappa 
Sigma See-Saw-Athon to raise money for St. Jude's, 
Assisted in the annual Kappa Sigma Crawfish Boil 
for 1998, Organized Kappa Sigma's 1997 Founder's Day 
Banquet, Organized; Kappa Sigma's District 28 Conclave, 
Delegate for the 1997 Kappa Sigma National Convention in 
New Orleans, Delegate for Kappa Sigma's 1998 Leader ship 
Conference, Delegate for the 1997 Kappa Sigma Quad District 
Conclave, Attended the Southern Regional Orientation 
Workshop for Freshman Connection, 

Assisted with the 1997 Greek Halloween Carnival, 

Member of the Northwestern St. track team as a pole vaulter, 
Organized Kappa Sigma's Alumni Reunion for 1998, 
Participated in IM Sports for Kappa Sigma four years. 
HonorsiFreshman Connector 1998 

Run-off candidates for Ms. NSU 

Organizations and Leadership Positions 
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, President 1998 

Alumnae Relations Chairman 1997, Service Chairman 1997, Robbie Page memorial 
Philanthropy Chairman 1996; Triangle Magazine Correspondent 1998, Crew Captain 1995, 
Panhellenic association, treasurer 1997 Senior Delegate 1996, Junior Delegate 1996 
Alternate Delegate 1995, Expansion cochairman 1997 

The National order of Omega, President 1997-1998, Secretary 1997; Gamma Sigma Alpha 
Greek Honor Society, vice-president 1998; Public Relations Chairman 1997; Student Activities 
Board. representative-at-Large; 1998 Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society president 1998; 
Purple Jackets 1997-1998 ; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Organization 1997-1998,Greek Council 
1997-1998, Alpha Lamda Delta Freshman Honor Society 1995-1998, Northwestern State 
University Committees Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee, 
Awards And Honors, Mabel Lee Walton Leadership Award, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority 
Outstanding National Collegian of the Year 1998 NSU Greek Woman of the Year 1998 
Lucile Hendrick Panhellenic Scholarship Recipient 1997 Ann Buchler Williams Scholarship 
Kathleen Gillian Recipient, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority 1998 Rene Bienvenu Alumni Scholarship Recipient 
1998 Northwestern State University Award Scholarship 1994-1996 Gertude Botts Scholarship 
1994-1998 Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Junior Scholarship Award 1997 

Accomplishments Freshman Connector 1998 Greek 1010 - Facilitator 1997, 1998 Student Helping Students - Orientation 

Leader 1997 Rho Chi - Rush Counselor 1996, 1997 Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority 

National Resolutions Committee, Tyson's Comer, VA 1998 

National Collegiate Advisory Board Chairman, St. Louis, MI 1998 

National Panhellenic Conference Student Delegate, Norfolk, VA 1997 

Southeastern Panhellenic Delegate, Atlanta GA 1997 

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delegate to Phi Mu National Convention (1998); 

Parent Connection Straight Talk Panel (1998); Freshman Connection Meet-the-Greeks Panel 
(1998); Parent Connection Meet-the-Greeks Panel (1998); 
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Organization Picture Schedule 

Monday, Nov. 2 

5:30 Order of Omega 

5:40 Gamma Sigma Alpha 

5:50 Greek Council 

6:00 Interfraternity Council 

6:10 Pan-Hellenic Council 

6:20 Panhellenic Council 

6:30 Alpha Kappa Alpha 

6:40 Alpha Omicron Pi 

6:50 Delta Sigma Theta 

7:00 Kappa Alpha Order 

7:10 Kappa Alpha Psi 

7:20 Kappa Sigma 

7:30 Phi Beta Sigma 

7:40 PhiMu 

7:50 Sigma Nu 

8:00 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

8:10 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

8:20 Theta Chi 

8:30 Zeta Phi Beta 

Wednesday, Nov. 3 


Tuesday, Nov. 3 

Alpha Eto Rho 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

Alpha Phi Alpha 

American Chemical Society 


Beta Beta Beta 

Black Student Association 

Blue Key 


College Democrats 

Current Sauce 

Demon Sweethearts 

Forestry Wildlife Conservation Club 

HMT Association 

International Student Association 

Institute of Electrical Electronic Eng 

Kappa Delta Pi 

Kappa Kappa Psi 


Lambda Association 

Phi Alpha Theta 
Phi Mu Alpha 
Psi Chi 

Rodeo Team 
Rowing Team 
Scholar's College Forum 
Sigma Delta Chi 
Sigma Tau Delta 

Society for Professional Journalists 
Student Activities Board 
Student Alumni Association 
Student Art Society 
Student / Faculty Forum 
Student Personnel Association 
Swamp Demons 
Tau Beta Sigma 
Veterinary Technician Club 


Animal Health Technicians 
Anthropology Club 
Anthropological Society 

Beta Gamma Psi 
Circle K 
Club Geo 

College Republicans 
Der Deutsche Klub 
Diamond Dolls 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
Gavel Club 

International Mass Choir 
Kappa Alpha Omicron Nu 
Kappa Mu Epsilon 
Kapa Omicron Nu 

Knight of the Roundtable Chess Club 
Latter Day Saints Association 
7:10 Le Cercle Francais 
7:15 LosAmigos 
Mu Epsilon Delta 

National American Student Association 
National Association for Industrial Tech. 
National Broadcast Society 
National Order of Omega 
Non-traditional Student Organization 
Phi Beta Lambda 
Phi Eta Sigma 
Phi Kappa Phi 
Pre-Law Society 
Psychology Club 
Public Affairs Association 
Purple Jackets 
Sigma Alpha Iota 
8:30 Society for the Advancement of Management 
8:35 Society of Physics Students 
neers 8:40 Student Government Association 

8:45 Student Theatre Union of NSU 


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Sports Office 351-3384 

Demons lose tough game to SFA 

Rondray HLU 
Staff Reporter 

In what looked to be a 
heavyweight battle for the top 
between Stephen F. Austin and 
NSU, give round one to SFA. 

The Lady Lumberjacks 
ended the Demons' 5-game 
winning streak with a 2-0 win 
friday afternoon, despite the 
Demons outshooting SFA 17- 

" I felt good about the way 
we played," said Coach 

The loss puts the Demons 
at 3-1 inn the conference and 
7-4-1 overall. 

In what could be described 
as bad luck for the Demons, 
two shots, one by Missy Payne, 
the other by Brittany Cargill, 
bounced off the crossbar of the 
goal, leaving the Demons 
scoreless at the half. 

"We had too many missed 
opportunities," said Watkins. 

In what could be described 
as good luck for the SFA, a shot 
by SFA's Christine Messner in 
the first half appeared to have 

been stopped by the Demons 
short of the goal line, but the 
referee ruled that it did cross 
the plain to give SFA the early 

1- lead. 

Messner then added 
another goal a little less than 
five minutes later to give the 
Lady Lumberjacks their final 

" With a team as good as 
SFA, if you make too many 
mistakes, they're going to make 
you pay." 

The Demons are now in a 

2- way battle with SFA for the 

top of the SLC standings. SFA 
is 3-1-2 in the conference but 
only have two more conference 
games left. 

This may benefit NSU 
greatly, because NSU still has 
four conference games. Next 
week's rematch with SFA in 
Nagodoches may decide the 
eventually regular season 
conference champion. 

" Now, we just need to go 
to their place and steal a win 
from them." 

The Demons play next 
opponent is Nicholls State on 

Friday at home. The last time 
these two met, the Demons 
handed the Lady Colonels a 
6-0 loss on their home turf. 
After that, the Demons then 
play McNeese, who have also 
lost to the Demons. 

" We need to rebound and 
play our style," said Watkins. 

" Hopefully we'll do well 
against McNeese and Nicholls 
and get some momentum going 
back to SFA." 

More individual honors 
were given to the Demons this 
week, as Midfielder Janet 

Callahan was the third Demon 
player to be named SLC player 
of the week. Callahan, a junior 
transfer from Ole Miss who is 
known as " Biscuit" by her 
teammates, has anchored the 
Demon defense this year, which 
has allowed only 15 goals this 

The Pensacola, Fla. native 
joins Amy Fulkerson and 
Tiffany Swingler as Demons 
who have been named SLC 
player of the week this year. 

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Holly Horn (5) tries to keep the ball away from an opponent player as 
they both moved. 

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physically, at our home 
invitational, but, even, that 
can't stop me from helping my 
team out. 

These guys are awesome 
and they need me, so after this 
week finishes and some good 
rest, I will be ready to roll." 

Nicholls State University 
who placed 2nd teamwise this 
past Monday, has, always, had 
one really decent runner for 
their team, but I don't think the 
whole team will be a problem 
for the Demons this weekend, 

either. , 

"I am ready. I have began 
to get back what I am here to 
do, and that is running. We are 
preparing ourselves physically, 
and I think this weekend will be 
really fun and exciting to 
compete or watch," said Robert 

Saturday, October 17th 
will bring out the top athletes 
and teams in Louisiana, and the 
Demons are excited and ready 
to compete. 

Tuesday, October 13, 1998 

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Volleyball continues struggle 

David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

The NSU Volleyball team 
continued its roller coaster 
season this past week with road 
matches at Northeast 
Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin, 
and McNeese State. 

The Demons have played 
14 matches on the road, having 
played only two matches at 
Prather Coliseum. 

The week began last 

Tuesday with a match against 
conference rival NLU in 

Leading early, the 
Demons lost both the first and 
second games by a count of 15- 
12. NLU stormed out to a 
quick start in the third game, 
taking it and the match, 15-12. 
15-12, 15-4. 

The Demons received a 
great effort in defeat from Kia 
Converse. Converse led the 
Demons with 14 kills and had a 

.314 hitting percentage. She 
also added 9 digs and two 
service aces as well. 

Missy Krause contributed 
27 assists and led the Demons 
with 12 digs. 

Freshman Lisa Abner had 
a great showing, chipping in 5 
kills and 6 digs in the losing 

The Demons then took 
their game to Texas this past 
weekend with a Friday night 
matchup with conference 

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Thursday night's game against McNeese. 

It's a tie. Scatty Williams and Edward Parks both missed four this 
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Texas A & M at Baylor. 

Troy St. at Stephen F. Austin 

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Iona at Marist 


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Washington at Minnesota . 

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Carolina at Tampa Bay 

New Orleans at Atlanta 

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powerhouse Stephen F. Austin. 

The Demons played well, 
but were unable to overcome 
the outstanding hitting 
percentages of the Ladyjacks, 
falling in three, 15-11, 15-5, 

The Demons hit . 1 28 for 
the match, but SFA countered 
with a .407 mark of its own. 

For the Demons, 
Converse again led the team in 
kills with 9 and digs with 1 1 . 

April Addeo contributed 6 

kills, and Missy Krause added 
21 assists and 11 digs of her 

Saturday night the Demons 
traveled to face conference foe 
McNeese State. 

The Demons were unable 
to overcome McNeese's strong 
start in the First game. 

However, the Demons 
were able to recover, playing 
well but falling short in a 
highly competitive game 2. 
The Demons showed a great 

effort in the losing cause, 
dropping the match to 
McNeese, 15-3, 17-15, 15-7. 

The Demons again were 
led by Converse who had 15 

Freshman Lisa Abner had 
an outstanding match, 
recprding 12 kills and 14 digs. 
Sondra Lima led the team with 
1 5 digs, and Lori Dyer chipped 
in 12 digs of her own. Missy 
Krause totaled 37 assists for 
the match. 

Demons hold 
own at NSU Meet 

Terry Kilgore 
Manager Editor 

Junior Chante' Dailey led 
the Northwestern State women 
with a fifth-place finish and 
Mark Keough paced the men 
but McNeese State swept the 
team titles Monday at the NSU 
Invitational cross country 

Eleven teams competed in 
men's and women's races at the 
hilly Demon Hills Golf Course, 
with McNeese dominating the 
men's division and holding off 
Southeastern Louisiana and 
Northwestern in the women's 

The Cowboys scored 25 
points in the men's race to 64 
for Nicholls, 72 for Sam 
Houston and 131 by 
Northwestern. Following were 
Lamar (154), Southern 
Arkansas (163), Northeast 
Louisiana (170), Grambling 
(197) and Southeastern (240), 
with USL and Wiley College 
not finishing five runners and 
failing to score. 

In the men's division, 
Nicholls State's Kevin 
Zweezdaryk blew away the 
field with a 26:28 time over the 
8,000-meter track. Keith Dolan 
of McNeese was second at 
27:08, 40 seconds back. 

Keough was the top 
Northwestern runner, finishing 
15th in 28:09, seven seconds 
ahead of teammate Chris Baker 
one place back. 

Other scorers for 
Northwestern were Robert 
McCormack (24th, 28:59), 
Hector Andujo (37th, 29:47) 
and Todd Boddie (39th, 29:50). 
Also running for NSU but 
failing to score were Robert 
Deramus (47th, 30:29) and 
Kyle Thomas (67th, 34:05.) 

"We did okay," Keough 
said. "We were a little fatigued 
from the workouts of the week 
before. Hector, our #1 runner, 
was sick from a virus that I had 
earlier in the week. He fell 
back from the start and shut 

Keough said the humidity 
took its toll on the Demons in 
the meet. 

"I felt okay," Keough said. 
"Mentally, I could have been 
better. It was real humid and 
some guys were wearing down, 
but it felt pretty good." 

Keough feels the team will 
be stronger as they move 
towards the Louisiana 
Southern Championships. 

"As a team, we did 
alright," Keough said. "We 
really look good this week, and 
we have had a tough week of 
workouts. We have been 
pushing real hard, because the 
Louisiana Southern 
Championships is something 
we have really been looking 
forward to." 

In the women's race, McNeese 
scored 45, followed by SLU 
(63), Northwestern (76), Sam 
Houston (82, Northeast (85), 
Lamar (160), Southern 

Arkansas (165), Grambling 
(187), Nicholls (235) and non- 
scoring entries from USL and 

McNeese had the top three 
women's finishers, led by 
Sarah Salmon, who covered the 

5,000-meter course in 18:26. 
Northwestern's Dailey ran 
19:45 for fifth while Christal 
Traylor was 10th in 20:07 and 
Jody Gowdy 11th in 20:10 for 
the Lady Demons. 

Athlete of the 

Athlete of the 

Mark Keough 
Cross Country 

The junior 
runner recorded 
Northwestern State 
highest finish at the 
NSU Invitational last 
week. Keough ran the 
8K race in 28:09 on the 
same course the 
Southland Conference 
Championships will be 
run on in November. 

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Missy Krause 

The sophomore 
setter recorded 52 
assists in the game this 
past weekend. Along 
with her assists, Krause 
also tallied 5 kills 
against Troy State and 
4 kills against Lamar. 
The Demons move their 
overall record to 2-16 

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Demons have impressive outings 

David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

The NSU Volleyball Team 
finally came home. They got to 
see Prather Coliseum for only 
the third and fourth time this 
past week, after having played 
14 of 16 previous matches on 
the road. 

The Demons squared off 
against conference rival Lamar 
on Friday night. It was a match 
that saw the Demons start slow 
and proved difficult to ever find 
the rhythm in a 15-6, 15-6, 15- 
2 loss at the hands of the Lady 

The Demons gave a good 
effort, however the percentages 
were against them on that night, 
as they hit only .105 as a team. 
Lamar hit .405. 

However, there were some 
bright spots as well. Freshman 
Lisa Abner continues to play 
well, leading the Demons with 
8 kills and 5 digs. 

Abner has been very 
consistent since returning to the 
lineup after missing the first 
part of the season due to 
nagging injuries. 

Missy Krause added 4 kills 
and 17 assists, while Jessica 
Smith chipped in 8 digs. 

On Saturday afternoon, 
which concluded Parents' 
Weekend, the fans at Prather 
saw a heck of a match against 
non-conference rival Troy 

The Demons looked sharp 
in almost all facets. However, 
service errors proved to seal the 
Demons' fate, as they 
committed 6 in the third game, 
en route to a tough, hard-fought 
6-15, 15-10, 17-15, 15-13 loss. 

The Demons led in each of 
the first three games but had a 
tough time putting the games 

"We're a very young team, 
and our serves weren't real 
good," head coach Mary 

DeJute said. "But when you 
get a team down, you've got to 
finish, and that is what hurt us," 

"We pushed more and had 
better concentration today, but 
it seemed like we ran out of gas 
at the same time," Abner said. 

The Demons were led by 
Kia Converse with 13 kills and 
12 digs, while Lisa Abner 
added 10 kills and 8 digs. 

Jessica Smith poured in 13 
digs herself, and Krause added 
35 assists. But the Demons got 
great all around contributions 
as well in a solid team effort. 

April Addeo had 8 kills and 
Kim Hand chipped in 7 of her 

"April did a wonderful job 
taking control on the slides; 
Missy did well, and Kia made 
some things happen out there. 
April and Kim did well in the 
middle also," DeJute said. 

"We didn't have a good 
night Friday and today we came 
out with a lot more fire," Kia 

Converse, outside hitter, said. 
"We played hard and played 
pretty well, but we let up at 
times, and it didn't help 
missing a lot of serves. We 

killed ourselves we let the 

game slip away." 

"This was the first time 
we've played really well as a 
team," April Addeo said. "We 
were all on the same page and 
we played hard." 

The Demons next face a 
tough stretch, playing four 
matches in six days. 

They travel to Southeastern 
Louisiana on Tuesday and face 
Nicholls on Wednesday before 
returning home this weekend to 
host Southwest Texas and 
UT-San Antonio. 

The Demons face 
Southwest Texas at 7:00 p.m. 
this Friday at Prather Coliseum, 
and, they will do battle with 
UTSA at'3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

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Shera Karasiak lobs the ball back to -the 

Senior phenom to 
go to East-West 
Shrine Bowl 

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Northwestern State 
senior defensive end Robert 
Daniel has been invited to 
join many of the country's 
top collegiate seniors in the 
74th Annual East-West 
Shrine Bowl all-star football 
game Jan. 16, 1999, at 
Stanford Stadium in Palo 
Alto, Calif. 

Daniel received his 
invitation this week from 
Vic Rowen, co-chairman of 
the player selection 
committee for the nation's 
oldest college football all- 
star game. 

The Demons, 4-1 after 
last week's 35-14 loss to 
major college power 
Missouri, have this 
weekend off. 

They play host to fellow 
Southland Football League 
co-champion McNeese 
State next Thursday, Oct. 
15, in what most are calling 
"the game of the year" in 
the conference. 

The East-West Shrine 
Bowl annually features 
most of the country's top 
NFL Draft prospects. Daniel 
(6-6, 273) has been 
regarded as part of that 
highly-touted group since 
early this summer. 

He has lived up to 
billing so far, helping the 
Demons to a No. 8 national 
ranking in Division I-AA. 
He has 25 tackles, including 
five for negative yardage, 
accounting for 22 yards in 
losses by opponents. That 
figure includes three 
quarterback sacks, which 
shares the team lead. 

Daniel has been a key 
member of the record- 
setting Purple Swarm 
defense, which ranks among 
the nation's best in I-AA. 

"Robert will be a great 
representative of 
Northwestern and our 
football program," veteran 
Demon head coach Sam 
Goodwin said. "He works at 
least as hard as anyone, and 
he is a very talented and 

team-oriented player. We're 
happy for him to have this 

The native of Dallas and 
product of Spruce High 
School, who played only 
one season of prep football, 
has added 15 pounds and 
improved his 40-yard dash 
time to 4.88 since 
recovering from 
reconstructive knee surgery 
last fall. 

He was the only 
Division I-AA defensive 
player included on a 93-man 
Preseason All-America 
team for major college 
football chosen by ABC-TV 
analyst Bob Griese. 

The Sporting News, in 
its Aug. 17 edition, called 
Daniel one of six little- 
known top prospects for the 
NFL Draft, and labeled him 
the best defensive player in 
Division I-AA along with 
the division's top pro 

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for McNeese invite 

Mar k Ke ough 
Staff Reporter 

Louisiana formed a 
Division I Collegiate X- 
Country Championship race 
that would determine that 
harder working, faster and 
more deserving individual 
athlete and team title in the 
state of Louisiana called the 
La. Championships held at 
McNeese St. 

The candidates for that 
title are McNeese State 
University, Nicholls State 
University, Southern 
Louisiana University, 
Northeast Louisiana 
University, University of 
Southern Louisiana and 
Northwestern State University. 

Every year, whether 
from Texas or Louisiana, the 
Southland Conference 
Championships brings out the 
best college team and athletes 
during that year. 

Those athletes who hit 
harder, pitch faster, shoot 
better, or jump higher will 
always come out on top. 

Unfortunately, the 
question that raises most 
suspicions is, seldom, "Which 
university is the best in the 

conference," but "Which 
university is the best in the 

McNeese State University, 
one of the Southland 
Conference top ranked teams, 
has had a pretty strong athletic 
program throughout the years, 
including Cross Country. 
Nevertheless, after looking 
over the past few weeks at 
some of their races, they 
haven't really improved any. 

Their top runner and 
senior, Keith Dolan, who 
placed second here this past 
Monday at Northwestern's 
Home Invitational did not look 
as strong as he has in the past. 

McNeese swept away 
with the team title. 

"McNeese hasn't really 
gained a whole lot of ground 
on us," Demon Head Demon 
Coach Leon Johnson said. 
"They lost some good runners 
this past spring, and brought in 
some recruits, but I still don't 
see why we can't catch them. 
Keith has always been a 
consistent runner, but Keith is 
not who we are trying to catch. 
The next four scorers for 
McNeese, this past Monday, 
were not as fast as I had 
anticipated. Our guys have not, 

yet raced to their abilities, and 
looking at some of our 
workouts we have done, we 
should be right with McNeese 
It has been along time since I 
have coached such an 
outstanding group of talented 
and dedicated runners. I expect 
these guys to go along ways." 

Northeast Louisiana, last 
year, had a pretty sturdy team, 
but they also lost some 
runners, including their head 
coach and, last years, second 
place finisher at the 1997 
Louisiana Cross Country 
Championships, Anthony 

Liddell who went back 
home to Australia was their top 
runner, and seeing how they 
have been performing against 
the Demons, during a couple 
of meets this year without him, 
Northeast is not likely, to be a 

"I feel like we are ready 
for the Louisiana 
Championships," Hector 
Andujo said. " Coach Johnson 
is bringing us along quite well 
I caught a virus last week, and 
was unable to perform, 

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Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, October 27, 1998 

Homecoming Week, Hunnie! 

Courtney LaCou r 
Staff Reporter 

Homecoming Week is in 
full swing with several 
activities planned for everyone. 

This year's Homecoming 
theme, "Spirits Rise With 
Demon Pride," is meant to 
coincide with Halloween, 
which happens to fall on game 

While the highlight of 
Homecoming Week will be 
Saturday's football game 
against Troy State, several 
student-related activities will 
take place throughout as a way 
to make students' spirits rise. 

"Homecoming is always 
one of the highlights of the year 
at Northwestern," Steve 
Horton, director of alumni 
affairs, said. "Many special 
events have been planned, 
including some that have been 
revived to make homecoming 
more memorable for everyone 
who attends." 

A blood drive was held 
Monday and will continue 
through Wednesday from 10 
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student 

Several organizations 
competed Monday night in the 
Lip Sync Contest, sponsored by 
the Student Activities Board. 
Groups performed their 
musical acts in front of a panel 
of judges. First place went to 
Sigma Sigma Sigma; second 
place went to Phi Mu; and third 
place went to Alpha Omicron 

The annual Homecoming 
Hunnie Contest was also held 
Monday evening to determine 
who would reign as 

Homecoming Queen during 
this year's festivities. This 
year's Homecoming Court 
chose Kenny LeBaron as the 
winner of the contest. 

The Student Government 
Association and Student 
Activities Board will sponsor a 
Homecoming Court reception 
at 7 p.m. today in the Student 

volleyball team 
will play 
today at 7 p.m. 
in Prather 

O n 
students can 
participate in 
the mud tug-of- 
war and 
at 2 p.m. 
on Tarlton 

will be 

held from 2-4 p.m. in the 
Alumni Center. The reception 
will be by invitation only. 

An organizational 
Homecoming expo will be held 
from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the 
Student Union lobby. Students 
will have an opportunity to 
learn about the 100-plus 
student organizations active at 
the university. 

A Steen and Starnes 

gathering will be held at 6 p.m. 
at the Shriner's Club for N- 
Club members only. 

"Scream 2" will be shown 
as a drive-in movie at 8 p.m. 
Thursday in Turpin Stadium if 
weather permits. In the event 
of rain, the movie will be 
shown in the Student Union 
Ballroom instead. 

participate in all the activities 
and get excited about 
Saturday's game." 

Friday's activities will be 
used to get students, as well as 
the Natchitoches community, 
excited about the football 
game. The Homecoming Court 
will be painting cars with shoe 
polish at 1 1 a.m. in front of the 

Homecoming Hunnie, Kenny LeBaron, gives a kiss to Angelique 
Duhon and simultaneously drives the girls wild during his winning 
performance as part of Homecoming Week festivities. 

A Greek Carnival will be 
held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. 
Thursday in the Student Union 

Ryan Scofield, president of 
the Student Activities Board, 
said that Homecoming will be 
more meaningful if all students 
participate in this week's 

"Homecoming is very 
important at Northwestern," 
Scofield said. "We want as 
many students as possible to 

Student Union. 

The Homecoming Parade 
will begin at 4:30 p.m. and roll 
through campus and into 
downtown Natchitoches and 
will end at the downtown 
riverbank. Organizations will 
be entering floats in the parade, 
and the spirit groups will be on 
hand to provide entertainment 
to the crowd. 

The annual meeting of the 
Alumni Association board of 
directors will be held at 2 p.m. 

Friday in the Natchitoches 
Room of Russell Hall. 

The Homecoming Golf 
Tournament and Lunch will tee 
off at 11 a.m. Friday at the 
Robert W. Wilson Sr. 

The golf 
scramble is 
$35, which 

board, the NSU 
recipients of the 
Excellence in 
Awards and 
inductees into 
the University's 
Hall of 
Distinction, the 
Long Purple 
Line, will be 
honored at a 
reception at 
5:45 p.m. 
Friday at the 
Alumni Center. 
The annual 
Homecoming banquet will be 
held at 7:30 p.m. in the Student 
Union Ballroom. The banquet 
will honor Long Purple Line 
recipients, Excellence in 
Teaching Award recipients and 
N-Club inductees. Tickets are 
$15 per person and can be 
purchased at the Alumni Center 
or by calling (318) 357-4414 or 
(888) 799-6486. 

The volleyball team will 
play McNeese State University 
at 7 p.m. in Prather Coliseum. 

Saturday's events begin at 
8:30 a.m. at the Ledet Track 
Complex with the 5K "Run for 
Richard." The cost is $15, 
which includes a T-shirt, game 
ticket and a barbecue dinner. 
Reservations are required. 

The Ladies Bingo Brunch, 
which features a New Orleans- 
style brunch, will begin at 9:30 
a.m. at the Recreation 
Complex. The cost is $15 per 
person, and reservations are 

The N-Club induction 
ceremony is scheduled for 10 
a.m. in the Purple and White 
Room of the Athletic 
Fieldhouse. Tailgating will 
begin at 11 a.m. near the 
fieldhouse with musical 
entertainment provided by Kip 
Sonnier and Hurricane. 

Class, groups and N-Club 
reunions will be held from 11 
a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at the tailgating 

The Demons will take on 
Troy State at 2 p.m. in Turpin 

Following the game, the N- 
Club, band alumni, 
Homecoming Court and former 
Homecoming Court members 
will each have receptions. 

"Boogie on the Bricks" 
will begin at approximately 5 
p.m. on Front Street for music, 
food and drinks. 

For more information 
about this week's activities, call 
the Alumni Center at (3 1 8) 357- 
4414 or (888) 799-6486. 

To make reservations for 
the "Run for Richard," call 
(318) 357-5251. 

Students to get free tutoring 

Crystal Swanner 
Staff Reporter 

Approximately half of the 
University's students picked up 
midterm grades. Some have 
received letters in the mail 
warning of failing grades and 
offering possible assistance to 
bring those grades up. 

The Registrars' Office will 
conduct a survey to determine 
if students would like to have 
midterm grades sent to their 
local addresses. If one is not 
available, then the grades will 
be sent to a students' permanent 

"We don't want to make a 

major change until we get the 
students' opinions," Lillie Bell 
Frasier, Registrar, said. 

Anyone wanting to 
participate in the survey needs 
to go the Registrars' Office and 
complete a form. The results 
will determine how midterms 
will be distributed next 

Other Louisiana 
universities do not send out 
midterm grades except to first- 
time students with failing 
grades. Those students are then 
required to attend counseling to 
help improve their grades. 

The University has 
developed a similar program to 

help students improve their 
grades after the first four weeks 
of the semester and again after 

After the first four weeks, 
the Office of Academic 
Advising sent letters to students 
with failing grades. Over 1,100 
students had more than one 
failing grade at that time. 

"These grades were a 
wake-up call for most 
students," Sandra Mixon, 
coordinator of academic 
advising, said. "They don't 
realize that they are doing 
badly when they are only four 
weeks into the semester." 

Students receiving a letter 

are required to meet with the 
counselor assigned to them. A 
students who does not make an 
appointment to see his 
counselor will not be allowed 
to register early. 

The counseling sessions 
were designed to determine the 
cause of a student's low 
performance and find a solution 
to the problem. 

Tutors are also available to 
those students who had failing 
oi low grades at midterm. 

Tutoring is free to all 
students who comply with the 
rules of the Office of Academic 
Advising. One of those rules 
requires that students sign a 

contract agreeing to attend 
study hall sessions. 

If a student does not want 
to get a tutor from academic 
advising, he can go to the 
Office of Student Support 
Services to apply for a tutor. 

Students who absolutely 
can not bring up their grades 
are advised to seriously 
consider dropping classes if a 
scholarship or financial aid is in 
jeopardy of being lost. 

However, if a student 
thinks that his grades can be 
pulled up, he is advised to seek 
tutoring from one of the 
services available on campus. 

The overall program will 

be evaluated at the end of the 
year to determine if it has 
helped students both stay in 
class and improve their grades. 

Students who did not pick 
up their midterm grades will 
have to see their instructors to 
get them because the 
Registrars' Office does not 
keep them on record. 

The grades that are not 
picked up by the deadline are 
shredded for confidentiality 

Interested students can call 
either 357-5901 or 357-6488 to 
set up appointments with a 

Box Bash ran short on cash 

Shawn T. Hor nsby 
News Editor 

Efforts by the Current 
Sauce have turned up money 
from a fundraiser for band 

On Thursday, September 3, 
l 9°8, the "Bash at the Box" 
^ndraiser was held to benefit 
l he four greek organizations 
Within the music department. 

The event was created by 
I-orwyn Aldredge, owner of 
^e Press Box, and Rodney 
jjarrington, a lawyer in 
y'atchitoches and leader of the 
b and, Johnny Earthquake and 
tne Moondogs. 

"We approached (NSU 
B and Director) Bill Brent and 
to 'd him that if the event made 
money, we would like to give it 

to the band," Harrington said. 
"He said he appreciated it, but 
the music fraternities would be 
more likely candidates for such 
a donation." 

According to Harrington, 
the fraternities were to receive 
the net proceeds from the 
concert and half of all advance 
ticket sales. All the fraternities 
had to do was to sell tickets. 

The cost of the tickets was 
$2 for students and $5 for the 
general public. The money 
from the tickets was to be 
payed to the fraternities 
regardless of a profit or loss. 

Despite the fact that 
participating bands, such as 
Chain and the Bill O'Conn 
band, performed at a fraction of 
their normal fee and overhead 
was kept to a minimum, 

Harrington claims that the 
event was a loss. 

On the other hand, Lance 
Thompson of Chain estimates 

noney from the advance ticket 
sales. As of Friday, October 23, 
1998,-over a month and a half 
efter the event-no money had 

"I can't even get the money back out 
of Mr. Harrington, who will not even 
return my calls. I called him three 
times last week." 

Bill Brent 
Director of Bands 

that nearly 300 people were at 
The Press Box. 

"They definetly raised 
some major bucks," Thompson 

The fraternities should 



been presented 

"I can't even get the money 
back out of Mr. Harrington, 
who will not even return my 
calls," Bill Brent, director of 

have received half of the bands and Head of the Creative 

and Performing Arts 
Department, said. "I called him 
three times last week." 

Harrington claimed 
yesterday that the fraternities 
had received their money. 

"The proceeds went to the 
NSU band, the marching 
band," Harrington said as late 
as yesterday. 

According to Harrington, 
he was the one who knew the 
most about the money. 
Aldredge did not handle the 
money from the ticket sales. 

After investigation from 
the Current Sauce, Harrington, 
sent a fax to the newspaper 
office. The fax said the 
fraternities would receive their 
money. A specific amount was 
not disclosed. 

"... in order to insure they 

received a significant amount, a 
decision was then made by the 
organizers to double the 
amount previously agreed to be 
paid to the band/fraternities, 
and give them the entirety of 
the proceeds they collected," 
according to the fax received 
from Harrington. 

Although a specific 
amount was not given, 
Harrington estimated the 
fraternities may receive up to 
$188. Approximately $1347 
was collected on the evening, 
which went 'to pay the bands 
and cover overhead. 

Harrington said that the 
money would be delivered on 
Monday afternoon. However, 
as of print time, the money still 
had not been presented to the 

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| Campus Connections 

Teddy Bear Week; A social work class, consisting of Brittany Bono, Joanna Bradford, 
Kelli Rabalais, Maria Sawrie, Kristen Norfleet and Anne Long, will sponsor 'Teddy Bear 
Week" Nov. 2-6. Stuffed animals will be given to pediatric patients at the LSU Medical 
center in Shreveport and Huey P. Long Hospital in Pineville. Organizations that are 
interested in donating stuffed animals should deliver them to the President's Room on the 
second floor of the Student Union on Nov. 6 from 1 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. The stuffed animals 
should be placed in either boxes or bags and labeled with your organization or business 
name. Prizes will be given to the winners of the contest. For more information, call (318) 
356-0203 or (318) 356-9300. 

Delta Sigma Theta: will sponsor a Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar with guest speaker 
Dr. Phyllis Wells on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the President's Room of the Student Union. 

Wanted Freshmen Connectors: Applications are available in Student Union 103 and 
are due Wednesday. For more information call 357-5559. 

Re gistrars Office: Advance registration will be held from November 2-20. 

Social Works Method Three: Students can now check financial aid history simply by 
clicking in NSU's web site listed under student information. All you need is your social 
security number and birth date. For more information, call 354-1479 or 379-0125. 

Anthropology Club: Meeting today at 3 p.m. in the archaeology lab, room 212 Kyser. 

Rowing : The NSU Rowing team's Fall 1998 race schedule: November 7-Lake Charles, 
State Championship Regatta: NSU, Centenary, Tulane, and Loyola; November 14— 
Championship Rowing Marathon- attended by as many as 300 participants from all over 
the nation; November 21 -(tentatively) Wichita State University, Kansas: NSU varsity 
Crew vs. Wichita State University 

The International Student Organization: Please bring recipes for the International 
Food Fair which will be held on Nov. 18 in Iberville. For information, call 354-2381 and 
ask for Diter. 

Blood Drive: Today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of the Student Union. 

Drive-in Movie: Scream will be shown at Turpin Stadium Wednesday at 8 p.m. 

Si gma Sigma Sigma: It's Homecoming week Sigmas! Congratulations to our awesome 
court- Andi Airhart, Tammy Bordelon, Kathleen Gillian, Camile Nunez and Emily Tracy. 
We are so proud of all of you. We need all of our super Sigma spirit at the pep rally Friday. 
Family Day is Sunday. Greek Week was a great success. Thanks for all of your 
participation. Everyone needs to get pumped up this week. Make this week a great one! 

Alpha Omicron Pi: I hope all of you Alphas enjoyed your fall break. Thanksfor all the 
great work everyone put into Greek Week, and congratulations for all of those victorious 
events. Don't forget Initiation has been moved to November 7. Congratulations girls! 
You have all bloomed into the most beautiful of roses! Roses to the new Alpha A's and 
Alpha B's: Kristy Pesnell, Melissa Tribble, Kathryn Richards, Keisha Savoy and Kim 
Pratt (Alpha A's); Lori Cashio, Jessica Alligood, Megan Gordan, Alexa Bush and Nicole 
Laborde (Alpha B's). Congratulations on expanding your minds into the outer limits! 
Thought for the week: Our bond of sisterhood gives us the strength to handle both 
prosperity and adversity. Alpha Love and Roses! 

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Students getting ready 
for return of "News 22" 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

Students will see some 
technical changes during the 
premiere of "News 22" on 
NSU Channel 22. 

Sherlynn Byrd, director of 
NSU Channel 22, said that the 
first newscast of the fall 
semester could air as early as 
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. but no 
later than Monday. The show 
has been delayed for several 
months while asbestos was 
being removed from Studio A. 

When the show airs, 
viewers will notice two 
technical additions to the 
newscast. Crew members now 
have use of an abekas machine, 
which creates graphics on the 
television screen next to the 
on-air talent. Also, a radar 
system has been added to give 
viewers live, up-to-date 
weather reports. 

"Our production 
technology has greatly 
improved," Stephanie Danby, 

sophomore journalism major, 
said. "We're going to look 
more like a professional 

Approximately 20 students 
spent last week rehearsing for 
the show's premiere. Mock 
newscasts helped students 
become familiar with standard 
operating procedures. Byrd 
said the students needed extra 
practice this year so they could 
adjust to using the new 

This year's news crew is 
mix of both new and 
experienced students. 

"['News 22' is] really quite 
enjoyable," Jay Lyles, 
freshman journalism major, 
said. "It's like a breath of crisp, 
cold mountain air on the 
morning after a 20K run." 

Students should be able to 
produce newscasts for the next 
five weeks. Even though the 
semester's newscasts were cut 
short because of the asbestos 
removal, Byrd said the next 
few weeks will be enough to 

give the students a good feel of 
what a live newscast should be. 

"It's enough time to be fun 
and get their feet wet," Byrd 
said. "This will help them have 
a strong start next semester." 

Besides "News 22," NSU 
Channel 22 will offer other 
University-related programs. 
University sporting events will 
be aired, including football, 
volleyball and soccer. Another 
program will be "NSU Today," 
which is a 30-minute program 
designed to inform students 
about campus events. 

This year, the show will be 
hosted by Farrah Reyna, senior 
journalism major, and 
produced by Matthew 
Thompson, junior journalism 

"We're trying to make it 
more student-oriented," Byrd 

A programming schedule 
for NSU Channel 22 can be 
found on both channels 21 and 

New bill to shed 
light on campus 
crime incidents 

Philip G. Wise 

The legislation 
reauthorizing the Higher 
Education Act will have a 
major impact on campuses 
across the nation. 

The signing of the bill 
early in October by President 
Clinton will allow greater 
access to information regarding 
criminal incidents on campus. 

The most significant 
provision in the new law is the 
requirement that all colleges 
and universities must now 
create and maintain a log of 
criminal incidents reported to 
their campus police or security 
department and make that log 
open to the public. 

The provision states that 
log entries must include the 
nature, date, time, general 

location and deposition of each 
complaint, and they must be 
available within two business 
days of the date that the report 
was made to the department. 

In addition, any new 
information about the incident 
that is subsequently uncovered 
must be added to the report 
within two business days after 
it becomes available. 

The provision will allow 
campus officials to withhold 
information if it would 
jeopardize an investigation; 
however the school must 
provide "clear and convincing" 
evidence that the release of the 
information would have that 
result. (Sec. 486(e), pages 170- 

The 1990 Campus Security 
Act, which requires schools to 
report crime statistics for the 
previous calendar year by 

September 1 of each year, was 
also amended to require more 
information be reported. 

The new law would require 
schools to add two new 
categories of crime statistics to 
those that must be released: 
manslaughter and arson. 

Failure to provide 
information according to the 
new bill may result in penalties 
of up to 25,000 per violation. 

The Department of 
Education is required to report 
to Congress those institutions 
that are found in 

By the bill being adopted, 
students and others will have 
acess to information thay might 
need for crime prevention. This 
could lead to safer campuses, 
or at least students with more 
awareness, nationwide. 

Crystal Swanner 
Staff Reporter 

Students only have four 
more days, including today, to 
drop classes with a "W," or 
"withdraw," in their 
transcripts. Dropping a 

class with a "W" does not 
affect a student's CPA. 
However, if a student waits 
until after Friday, a *'W" plus 
the midterm grade will be 

The midterm grade will 
also be averaged into the GPA. 

Between 350-450 students are 
expected to drop classes before 
Friday. Students need to go to 
the Registrars' Office to 
officially drop. The office will 
stop accepting drop cards at 
4:30 p.m. 

SGA Minutes 

SGA Minutes from 10-12-98 
Special Orders: 

Julie Owen, Darren Drago, 
and Tony Tureau-asked SGA to 
continue to support the 
support the football games, 
especially the McNeese game, 
and wear purple to the 

Luke swore in new members 
Crew Team Budget Report: 
-Gave out packets containing 

letters and outline of budget 

-Motion to approve buudget. 



I will have budgets on the 1st 
and 3 rd meeting of every month. 

Last year we spent $4800.00 
on Freshman Connection Shirts 
Vice President: 

Breakfast with president 
tomorrow at 7:25 in Iberville. We 
still need four more 

Resource Allocation report 
from Paul Rome: 

They ant forms to be 
more specific 

If you see changes that 
should be made, contact Pat 

They also want you to 
switch from two cycles to one 

Social Work Project. They 
askedus to donate a stuffed 
animal to the Huey P. Long 
Hospital in November 

Greg Burke wants all 
organizations to sponsor 80 
tickets for kids to go to the last 

home game, the tickets will 
be $2.00 each. 


Bills on the table are FA98- 
004 to FA98-007 

Dr. Seymour refursed to sign 
bill number FA98-001; asked 
JaJuan to explain the three 

points against the bill. 

Greg's request wll be 
submitted to the Supreme Court 

Traffic & Safety - 2 p.m. - 
Room 221 - Representatives 
please be there 

Who's Who Committee - 
Caron Chester, JaJuan Allen, 
Melissa Shields 

Volunteers for Constitutional 
By-laws Review: 

Meet the Senator Day. I 
talked with Aramark about giving 
free pizza and we buy t h e 
punch. Need to approve $100 for 
the punch. 

Election Committee 
Mr/Miss NSU Board needs to be 
ready for Wednesday. 

We need to update 

We received preliminary 
program for the IM building 

We will advertise for Student 
Council for IM next week 

Homecoming Packet. We 
need volunteers for banner 
earnest and float. 

Money request for Greek 
hternal Affairs 

Review of legislative 

Constitution sub-committee 
External Affairs 

Meet the Representative Day 
will be on Monday October 26, 
1998 from 11-2 p.m. in the 
Student Union Lobby. Please 

Turn in your senator profiles. 

All Committee chairs need 
to also turn in a list of your 
projects and members and 
ndi-SGA members. 

- Wednesday @ 7 p.m. 
Spensers magical act will be in 
tht Ballroom of the Student 

Student Affairs 

Wrote a bill concering T- 

Traffic and Appeals had a 3- 
hour meeting today. 

Traffic and Safety meets 

There is a change in the 
appeal process for tickets. 
Students who are appealing are 
no longer required to be present 
when we review tickets. 

Elections Committee 

Thanks for your help. Things 
went very smoothly 

We request that you no 
longer wear letters at the polls. 

Please sign up to work polls. 

Good job on election 

Old Business 

- Bill FA98-004 

Motion to approve Bill. Passed. ' 

- Bill FA98-005 

Motion to approve Bill. Passed. 

- Bill FA98-006 
Motion to approve Bill. 

Bill passes 

- Bill FA98-007 
Motion to approve Bill. 

Bill passes. 
New Business 

Larry Collins volunteered to 
paint "the box" as a gesture of 
good will from the SAB 

SAB Budget. -Reviewed by 
SAB Parliamentarian Ursula 
Newman. Motion to 
approve budget. Passes. 

Next meeting will be 
cancelled because of Fall Break. 
Office hours for next week 
will be reduced to 2 hours instead 
of 3. , 

Homecoming Hunnie 

The week of Homecoming 
meeting will be held @ 6 p.m. 


Tuesday, October 27, 1998 

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Boozman kitchen closed 
due to filth; residents & 
R.A.S at odds over issue 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Staff Reporter 

Resident assistants in 
Boozman Hall have closed the 
kitchens located in the dorm 
twice this semester due to the 
unclean conditions left by 

"Whenever the kitchen 
needs to be closed, the resident 
assistants have the authority to 
close it and then inform the 
other R.A.s" Rashunda Simms, 
a lead RA in Boozman, said. 

As of last year, the 
Boozman staff has adopted a 
policy that filthy kitchens may 
be closed for one-week 

"We don't have to hold a 
meeting to close the kitchens," 
Simms said. "That is not a part 
of our rules. The Boozman staff 
considers these messes to be 
health issues because that is 
where the pests are going to 

Simms pointed out that 
many residents complained of 
roaches, crickets and other 

'They don't want us to be 
their parents, but they want us 

to cleanup behind them in the 
kitchen," Simms explained. 

Some residents are without 
meal plans for health, religious 
or other reasons. Residents 
voiced concern about closing 
the kitchens in light of this. 

"I was very angry because 
1 don't have a meal plan," one 
such resident commented. 

Accustomed to cooking 
her meals in the Boozman 
kitchens, that student turned to 
the resident assistants for help. 
"I asked the R.A. what I was 
supposed to do, and she said 
that Varnado was the closest 
kitchen," the student remarked. 

More complaints arose 
when the kitchens were opened 
temporarily for R.A. use only. 

"I just hope that all this 
chaos doesn't start up between 
the R.A.s and the residents 
again," the student added. 

Simms explained that all of 
the dormintory residents were 
aware of the rules involving the 

"We state numerous times 
that everything in Boozman is a 
privilege," Simms said. 

Another student gave the 
analogy that community 

bathrooms in other dorms 
would not be locked if they 
would be left dirty. He 
explained that some aspects of 
the dorms, including the 
kitchens and bathrooms, are 
vital for life. 

Simms, however, also 
expressed displeasure that 
some of her dishes were stolen 
from the kitchen. 

"I keep my dishes in the 
kitchen so it is partly my 
fault.. .the residence hall isn't 
liable for it" Simms remarked. 

As things stand, the 
kitchens are open for now, but 
Simms has placed a chain and 
padlock on a set of cabinets to 
insure that her belongings are 
not stolen again. 

The lobbies, hallways and 
kitchens are for public use. If 
you leave your stuff, someone 
will take it. 

"As for the locks, I never 
heard anything about R.A.s 
having special privileges like 
that," another Boozman 
resident commented. "So, I 
guess I can go lock some 
cabinets too. Then, I bet the 
kitchens would be shut down 
for good." 

Students & faculty: 
varying emotions 
about Homecoming 

Becky Shumake 
Staff Reporter 

Students, faculty and staff 
have varying opinions about 
the value of Homecoming. 

According to Dr. Steve 
Horton, director of alumni 
affairs, Homecoming offers 
alumni a chance to come back 
and see the changes the 
University has undergone over 
the years. 

"Homecoming gives 
Northwestern an opportunity to 
show off the accomplishments 
they have had over the years," 
Horton said. "It is basically 
show-and-tell for the students 
and the alumni: the students 
show the alumni what it's like 
to be here now, and the alumni 
share with the students what it 
was like for them." 

The University has 
I scheduled activities in which 
,toth students and alumni are 
encouraged to participate 
during Homecoming, the only 
•tnie of the year that student 
^d alumni activities go hand- 

Many students feel that the 
University has succeeded in 
Providing a variety of fun 
ev ents during Homecoming 

"I think the students like 
Homecoming and the activities 
that go along with it," Eileen 
Ehlers, sophomore advertising 
design major, said. "NSU 
spends a lot of time putting 
together activities, and the 
students should take advantage 
of them." 

However, some students 
do not echo Ehlers' particular 
sentiment about Homecoming 
and all the excitement 
surrounding it. Many students 
say that they do not participate 
in Homecoming activities 
because of a lack of time or 

"I've been here for five 
years, and I have never gone to 
Homecoming," graduate 
student Lesa Thompson said. 
"The truth is, outside of 
whether NSU wins the game, I 
just don't care about any of that 
"stuff. It makes no difference to 
me. If I were on the ballot for 
Homecoming Queen, I 
wouldn't even bother to vote." 

Homecoming activities are 
also open to the faculty and 
staff. Many faculty members 
say that they will not be able to 
participate in the Homecoming 
activities because of work 
obligations, but they will be 
attending the game. 

Network Administrator 
Tracy Brown said that he has 
not been here long enough to 
get into the social aspects of 
University life. 

"My job is all work and no 
play," Brown said. "However, I 
am looking forward to going to 
the football game and rooting 
for Northwestern." 

Despite the lack of interest 
by some of the students and 
faculty, Homecoming is still 
expected to be a success. Many 
students plan to attend the 

Over 4,000 alumni and 
10,000 students are expected to 
attend the football game and 
other activities. 

"When we see spirit in the 
alumni, it usually puts a lot of 
spirit into the student body," 
Horton said, of the students and 
faculty, Homecoming is still 
expected to be a success. Many 
students are planning on 
attending the game. There are 
over 4,000 Northwestern 
alumni in Natchitoches and 
around 10,000 are expected to 
attend the football game and 
other activities. 

"When we see spirit in the 
alumni, it usually puts a lot of 
spirit into the student body," 
Horton said. 

Academic Core reserved for 
pedestrians & handicapped 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

Why can't students drive 
on the bricks between 
Williamson and Kyser Halls? 
Because the area between 
Kyser and Williamson Halls 
is part of the Academic Core. 

The Academic Core are 
the areas that the University's 
administrators set aside as 
quiet zones. They are meant 
to provide a route for 
pedestrian and handicapped 
students to travel without the 
risk of being run over. 

At one time, there was a 
street surrounding 
Williamson Hall. It was later 
deleted due to excessive 

traffic and speeding drivers. 
Also, the deletion of allowed 
for a commuter parking lot to 
be built. 

The bricked areas across 
campus serve dual purposes 
because many are also service 
drives for companies like 
Aramark and UPS. 

Many students believed 
that they were restricted from 
driving on the bricked 
driveway because of the 
weight of the vehicles and 
high traffic that the steet 
would be subjected to. 
However, the restriction has 
nothing to do with weight. In 
fact, paved stone is at least 
three times stronger than 

Another benefit of paved 
stone is that it can be removed 
quicker than concrete and is 
economically more sound in 
saving on labor expenses. 
Also, paved stone does not 
wear-it can only break, 
which is highly unlikely. 

There are plans for the 
crosswalks on Keyser Avenue 
that will incorporate paved 
stone in construction. The 
areas marked with yellow 
paint will soon be distinct in 
design, marked by the bricked 
look of the Academic Core 

The asphalt roads and 
crosswalks can be expected to 
be completed in November if 
the weather permits. 


Gregory J. Gelpi 
Staff Reporter 

The Louisiana Scholars' 
College will host Scholars' 
Day on November 21 for 
prospective high school 

Scholars' Day, the 
College's open house, will 
include an introduction to the 
Scholars' faculty, a sample 
Scholars' class and a panel of 
Scholars' students, among 
other activities. 

"Once a student comes 
here and sees what our 
classes are like, they're going 
to fall in love with us," Dr. 
Margaret Cochran, director 
of the Scholars' College, said. 

The Scholars' College 
differs from the larger 
university in its manner of 

"The courses are more 
interdisciplinary than most 
courses at the University, and 
the vast majority of them are 
based on the seminar, where 
students have the primary 
responsibility for seeing that 
the discussion goes well," 
Cochran explained. 

' looking for new 
to 'come on down' 

The college attempts to 
recruit diverse high school 
students, "particularly students 
that have more than one area of 
interest," Cochran added. 

Anyone who may be 
interested in attending 
Scholars' Day should call the 
Scholars' College office at 

1-800-838-2208 or e-mail 
them at 

"If you know someone 
who is interested in Scholars' 
or who you think might fit in at 
the Scholars' College, then let 
them know," Cochran said. 
'Tell them to come on down." 

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Homecoming Week is generally 
considered the highlight of the 
athletic and student year. How 
ironic it is, then, that homecoming 
this year happens to fall on 

This year, Homecoming has the 
potential to be one of the best ever. 
Our football team is sky-high, 
having defeated arch-rival 
McNeese and surviving the 
Nicholls State game, an obvious let- 
down after the McNeese drainer. 

You can believe Turpin Stadium 
will be rocking this Saturday, and I 
would hate to be wearing a Troy 
State jersey when the walls come 
tumbling down. 

With all of this potential, let's 
not ruin this Homecoming by doing 
something stupid. The temptation 
will be great to act in a ghoulish 
manner, but remember to be safe. 
There are several events going on 
this week, and they can be enjoyed 
by everyone if we act in an 
appropriate manner. 

Have a happy Homecoming 
Week & Halloween, Demons! 

" r R JS K 


Jamie Slayter 

Guest columnist 

What was going through 
the minds of media moguls 
throughout the 70s and 80s? It 
seems that we have been misled 
yet again, my friends. 

This time it's by the 
popular Star Wars trilogy. 
That's right! You think I'm 
kidding don't you? Well just 
wait. Star Wars is a tool of 
Satan, and the reason behind it 
is the FORCE. 

The 'good guy' Obi-Wan 
Kenobi describes the Force to 
be, 'The thing inside all living 
creatures." Isn't that supposed 
to be GOD? The Force makes 
people do evil, demonic things. 

Is Star Wars Satanic? 

Luke's teacher, Yoda, teaches 
him to make things fly in the air 
using telekenisis. Isn't that a 
trademark of demons? 

Darth Vader is supposed to 
be the bad guy, and Obi Wan the 
good guy. This isn't necessarily 
true. They're both evil because 
Obi Wan wants Luke to go 
around flaunting his ESP 
feelings and creating storms of 
debris to fight for good. George 
Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, 
is really telling us that God isn't 
good enough and wants us to 
believe in a higher secular 
human force. 

Okay, hold on a second, 

before all you Star Wars fans 
start flooding us with hate mail. 
I don't believe that Star Wars is 
evil, and I'm not saying you 
should either. Hey if you want 
to believe it, that's fine. 

But honestly I'm sure that 
George Lucas is just a very 
talented individual who saw his 
big screen dreams become one 
of the most popular movies of 
the century. 

I read this Satan gibberish 
from a friend who got it from a 
friend who got it.. .well you get 
the picture. But you shouldn't 
believe everything you read, is 
all I'm saying. Check it out for 

yourself. Whoever came up 
with this is obviously a fanatic, 
and getting fanatical about 
anything really isn't healthy. 

Now if you happen to be 
reading this going, "I knew it! I 
was right!", you actually 
weren't, okay? It was a joke 
and that's it. 

Just because some other 
guy out there too doesn't 
make it real, eiiher. So that 
makes what now? Two people? 

Well hey, write to us and 
I'll give you his e-mail address. 
Maybe you could start a club or 

Letter to the Editor 

Homecoming on any 
campus is a time for the 
celebration of the old and new 
traditions associated with that 
campus. It is a time of 
reflection and honor of the 
school and its students. The 
homecoming court should be a 
reflection of the student body 
on all campuses. Think about 
it, if you were from another 
school, what impression would 
this year's homecoming court 
give you? It would say to you 
that NSU encompasses a vast 
amount of white Phi-Mu's and 
Tri Sigma's. Asians, African- 
Americans, other sororities and 
non-Greeks would appear to be 
non-existent on this campus- 
but perhaps that would not be 
too far from the truth. 

Through the years issues 
with the homecoming court 
and the Student Government's 
election process, in general, 
have been very debatable. 
Questions about procedure 
have always been raised. The 
way in which the elections are 
ran, and the way in which the 
SGA has handled their business 
have all been called into 
question at one time or another. 
After years and years of 
performing elections for the 
student body, one would think 
that the Student Government 
would have the procedure 
down- but, of course, this is 
obviously not the case. 

Many elements of the 
Homecoming election went 
severely awry. These are 
elements that you, as the 
student Body, are not aware of 
and elements that the Student 
Government should be 
ashamed of. Of course, it is too 
late to do anything about this 
now. However, it is important 
that you, as the student, know 
exactly what the SGA thinks of 
your vote. 

The Current Sauce gave 

the students a glimpse into 
lives of the candidates for the 
Ms. NSU and the Homecoming 
elections. It was the 
responsibility of the Student 
Government to turn this and 
other information in to the 
Current Sauce. What were not 
put in the paper were the 
location, the dates, and the 
times of these elections. Was it 
not important that everyone 
know about the vote? Or was it 
important that only selected 
few casts their ballots? 
Perhaps it was an honest 
mistake that these things 
weren't mentioned in the 
paper- the problem with this 
lies in the fact that the Student 
Government keeps making 
these honest mistakes and 
keeps undermining the 
student's votes. 

The facts are that 60% of 
the students living on this 
campus are African- 
Americans, yet they are not 
reflected at all in this vote. 
About 700 hundred people 
voted. If each of the members 
of the previously mentioned 
sororities voted and their 
respective brother fraternities 
did the same, then we all know 
who knew when and where to 
vote. As the president of the 
National Pan-Hellenic stated 
"It is shame that people from 
off campus know when to vote 
and the people on campus do 
no know." 

Here's another piece of 
information for you: For those 
of you who did vote- did you 
know that you do not have to 
vote for all ten? It's now stated 
because you're Student 
Government does see fit to tell 
you that either, but it is the 

Election Poll workers -are 
they allowed to campaign? Is 
it arbitrary to where the letter 
shirt of a respective sorority 

mentioned in the elections 
while running the polls? I 
think even Edwin Edwards 
would disagree. 

Also, It states in the 
constitution of the Student 
Government that people are not 
suppose to campaign near the 
polls, yet one of the respective 
sororities mentioned above 
chose to do just that and no 
action was taken. If 
upperclassmen remember 
correctly- a precedent was set 
when action was taken last year 
for apparently the same 

And last, but not least, the 
location of the elections is a 
direct slap in the face to must 
of the population on this 
campus. Most people are 
aware that the Student Union 
on this campus is not solely for 
the students. As a result, many 
students do no venture to this 
side of the campus at any given 
time. Your Student 

Government was well aware of 
all these facts, yet they chose to 
put the voter's booths where 
they were not accessible to all 
students. A compromise was 
suggested that one booth 
should be put in the Union and 
one in Iberville or Keyser, but 
compromise was apparently 
not a part of the agenda. It is 
sad that Student Government- 
an organization formed directly 
as a voice for the students- 
could not even see fit to bring 
the election where it should be- 
to the students. The SGA knew 
that most people would not go 
to the Union, but they chose to 
do it anyway. My question to 
all students is this- what does 
that say about their feelings 
about your vote? If you care let 
them know that this wrong; let , 
them know how you feel. 

If all these factors were 
apparent immediately after the 
vote then the election would 

have, indeed, been contested. 
The fact remains, however that 
the actions did not come into 
light until it was convenient for 
the Student Government .. 
Therefore, the facts remain that 
an election that should, by right 
be contested, remains the 
same- a reflection perhaps of 
the attitudes and actions that 
remain the same year after 

It is a shame that this 
campus in 1998 seems to 
reflect the same attitudes that 
were visible in 1950, 1960, and 
1970. Should we give up on 
this campus? Should we just 
sit back and allow these 
atrocities to happen again and 
again. We shouldn't- after all; 
it's our school too. It is also 
possible that the Student 
Government does realize the 
effects of the culmination of 
the small mistakes effects of 
the culmination of the small 
mistakes that it continues to 
make in the face of all the 
student body. We should not 
have to demand respect; it 
should be automatic. We 
should have to demand to be 
heard; because that is what the 
Student Government is there 
for. This election was 3 
complete shock to, not only 
members of the student body, 
but also members of the 
faculty. It tells of a bigger, in 
house problem at this 
university and it saddens those 
of us who. work so hard to see 
NSU prosper. You may say 
that the homecoming court 
election or any other election 
ran by the SGA is not your 
business; but think about it- > l 
is your business because it i s 
your school, too. 


The National Pan-Hellenic 
Council and the African- 
American Caucus 

Tuesday, October 26, 1998 

Current Sauce 

Page 5 


What Dreams May 

Amy Haney 
A&E Editor 

What Dreams May 

Polygram Films 

Do soulmates ever have 
hard times? Is your deceased 
pet dog waiting for you in the 
afterlife? Is heaven a painting? 
All these questions and more 
are answered in What Dreams 
May Come, the movie 
adaptation of the novel by 
Robert Matheson. 

Chris (Robin Williams) and 
Annie (Annabella Sciorra) 
meet, fall in love and have two 
kids. All seems well until the a 
car wreck leaves them 
childless. A few years later, on 
his way to see his wife, Chris 
witnesses another car crash, 
leaves his vehicle to assist the 
injured and is killed by an out 
of control car. 

Now, you may think I've 
told you all about the movie, 
but let me assure you that it is 
only beginning. 

Chris, as a soul, struggles 
to deal with his passing, 
hovering around his wife as she 
mourns, until a guardian angel 
type fellow named Albert 
(Cuba Gooding, Jr.) appears to 
help him out. When Chris 
decides that he's causing his 
wife more pain than comfort, 
he goes to heaven. 

But heaven isn't any 
golden streets and mansions 
mumbo jumbo. Only 
imagination limits this heaven. 
To Chris, heaven is the painting 
by his wife of the mountainside 
where they met and the dream 
house in the distance that they 
always wanted to have. 

He awakens in a field of 
brilliantly colored flowers 
whose petals ooze into wet 
paint when touched. The old 
family dog greets him 
exuberantly, in her prime again, 

and there are a few breathtaking 
minutes of Chris running with 
his dog through a vibrant 
palette of grass and flowers, 
down a hillside and to a cliff 
where he can see his and 
Annie's dream house across a 
wide, blue lake. Only then does 
he realize where he is, and 
Albert pops in again to monitor 
Chris' progress. 

After the initial ecstasy of 
his heaven, Chris is reminded 
of Annie as she, in the physical 
world, adds to the painting, 
affecting heaven with her 
brushes and communicating 
with Chris. 

This isn't the only heaven, 
either. There is a collective 
heaven and individual heavens 
for each soul. In the city, 
departed souls help others to be 
reborn and commute to work 
with the living. Chris is taken 
there and met by a new guide 
who tries to help him let go of 
his wife. 

Back with the living, Annie 

plummets into a polarity of 
Chris' experience. Albert 
returns with the news that 
Annie has committed suicide. 
But just as there are personal 
heavens, there are also personal 
hells. To reconnect with Annie, 
Chris must journey to the 
collective hell in hopes of 
finding her individual hell. 

If the visual effects were 
awe-inspiring in the heaven 
sequences, the effects in the 
hell sequences are bone- 
chilling. Led by a mysterious 
guide, Chris must navigate the 
Sea of Doubt, an ocean teeming 
with tortured souls trying to 
capsize the fragile boat carrying 
Chris and his guides, and reach 
the Hell House. 

Hell in this movie is 
perhaps the most disturbing 
creation I've ever seen on the 
big screen. It's a nightmare 
created by the thoughts of the 
souls who have damned 
themselves and who can't 
release their past lives, Chris 

goes there, eventually making 
the ultimate sacrifice to be with 
his soul mate, whose personal 
hell is an eerie flip-side to 
Chris' heaven. 

Chris' heaven and hell 
experiences are interspersed 
with memories of his life with 
Annie. When he first reaches 
heaven, his memories are all of 
the happy times, but to save his 
wife, he must recall the hard 
times, as well, to learn what 
mistakes he made then so that 
he can avoid them on his 
mission to save Annie now. 

The portrayal of soulmates 
here is unique in that it lets us 
see the friction between them, 
that even truly joined souls 
have their own lessons to learn 
and obstacles to overcome. 

Also, no one in heaven is 
who he or she seems. In the 
afterlife a soul may take any 
shape it wishes, so Chris never 
knows who he's interacting 
with. A revelation accompanies 
each time hf recognizes the true 

identities of the souls he meets, 
and he finds that he is closer to 
his last life than he could have 

I admire the parallels 
between the physical world and 
the afterlife. There are 
collective places where people 
interact and personal places 
where people exist in their own 
minds. No one is what he or 
she appears, and you may be 
meeting with souls that are dear 
to you but may be in another 
shape that renders them 

What Dreams May Come 
introduces a powerful 
conception of the afterlife, soul 
mates, reincarnation and human 
potential. It is about lessons, 
self-sacrifice and love. If you 
only see one movie a year, 
make it this one. Of the many 
wisdoms to glean from What 
Dreams May Come, I liked 
Albert's observation the best: 
"Thought is real and physical is 
the illusion." 

Skaliente brings back the basics 

Sean Woods 
Staff Reporter 


Grita Records 

Lately the ska epidemic 
that started about three years 
ago has grown quiet. I could 
remember turning on the radio 

and MTV only to be blasted 
with ska. But not much has 
been heard from the No 
Doubts, Reel Bigfishes, or 
Goldfingers of the ska music 

Has ska disappeared again 
for what could be the third 
time? No. Not quite. It's still 
here and Skaliente is here to 
prove that ska music-lovers can 
come from anywhere in the 
world. Skaliente is a 

compilation of Spanish ska 
bands with some familiar faces 
such as Rancid and Voodoo 
Glow Skulls making special 
guest appearances. 

I must admit I was getting a 
little tired of all the pop-ska that 
was everywhere. So I had 
doubts as to whether I could 
review this album while 
suppressing the urge to jam 
sharp pencils in my ears. But 
after a couple of songs, I was 

able to fall back into the groove 
with the music. There's just 
something about that repeated 
guitar chord and horn section in 
good ska that relaxes me 

Okay, the songs on 
Skaliente are in Spanish. 
Nothing revolutionary. And 
don't let the Spanish singing 
keep you from taking a listen to 
the CD. 

1 speak Spanish myself, 

and even I had a hard time 
understanding what the 
numerous bands were saying. 
In a way it was just like 
listening to some of the English 

Kampo Viejo, Ninos Con 
Bombas, and Kortatu were the 
bands that I personally liked 
because they had more of a 
Latin flavor in the way they 
played. Check out the Blind 
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"Revolution Rock." This is a 
great example of a punk and 
ska fusion sandwich. 

Oh, and if you pick up a 
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Tuesday, October 27, 1998 

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Run to honor NSU alumnus 

Andrew Kolb 
Features Editor 

For many years, no early 
morning at Northwestern 
would be complete without 
seeing Richard Ware jogging 
on campus. 

Saturday, over two years 
after his death, another group of 
joggers will compete in a 5k 

race that is named in his honor. 

Ware graduated from NSU 
in 1971. While at NSU, Ware 
was a standout athlete playing 
both football and tennis. 

"Richard was one of the 
toughest guys to play on the 
fieM. but off the field he was 
the nicest," said Jack Brittain, 
an NSU alumnus and close 
friend of Ware's. 

Most people remember 
Ware for his contributions to 
Northwestern after he 

Ware was the color 
commentator on the radio for 
the Demon football team as 
well as being an active NSU 

"He was always upbeat and 
happy," continued Brittain. 

"He was a wonderful fan of 

"The thing that I carry with 
me about Richard is the way he 
would give the thumbs up 
gesture which epitomized his 
life," Doug Ireland, Sports 
Information Director, said. 

The proceeds from the 
"Run for Richard" will go to 
the Richard Ware Endowment, 

a scholarship fund for student 

After graduating from 
NSU, Ware went on to become 
a district judge in Red River 
Parish and to serve as the 
president of the Louisiana 
Judges Association. 

The run will begin at 8:30 
a.m. at the Walter P. Ledet track 
Complex. Participants will then 

receive a T-shirt and BBQ 
dinner. The cost to enter is S 10 
for students and S 1 5 for the 
general public. Advanced 
reservations are required. For 
additional information, call 

SAB reaching out to non-traditional students 

Melissa Robertson 
Staff Reporter 

The Student Activities 
Board is sponsoring several 
activities throughout the 
semester for non-traditional 
students to better accommodate 
their needs. 

In previous semesters, 
non-traditional students have 
voiced concerns about the lack 
of activities and clubs available 

to them. The students argued 
that most organizations on 
campus are directed solely at 
the traditional student. 

Last fall, the SAB began 
organizing a free breakfast 
where they could voice their 
concerns. The breakfast, which 
is every Wednesday from 8-10 
a.m. in the Student Union, 
provides a way for the 
administration to keep an up- 
to-date roster on how many 

non-traditional students are at 

"We use the breakfast 
meetings as a way to find the 
nucleus of the non-traditional 
students," Liz Carroll, SAB 
advisor said. "The meetings 
provide a way for us to find 
out the general concerns of the 
students such as financial aid 
and non-traditional student 

Junior psychology major 

Lisa Bannister, who has 
attended the breakfast meetings 
in past semesters, believes they 
are very useful to non- 
traditional students. 

"The meetings are 
encouraging because some of 
the problems voiced are unique 
to non-traditional students," 
Bannister said. 

According to the 
Department of Continuing 
Education, a non-traditional 

student is generally 23 years of 
age or older, has children, and 
has a full time or part-time job. 

Senior general studies 
major Linda Jones believes that 
non-traditional students usually 
do not have the same interests 
as traditional students, but that 
their needs should also be met. 

"I think having an 
organization for the non- 
traditional students where we 
give our opinions is a good 

idea," Jones said. 

SAB is also helping to 
organize a club for non- 
traditional students. The first 
meeting of the semester was 
held on Oct. 14. 

"The meetings provide a 
good network for the students," 
Carroll said. 'The goal of the 
organization is to assist the 
non-traditional students in 
having a successful college 

"Current Quotes 

'How do you feel about telephone registration?' 

" I don't like it. I like to talk to 
someone face to face." 

Maggie Cathey 

" I'm all about it.' 

Shelley Baswell 

'It takes a little bit of getting used 
to, but it works." 

Erin Tatum 

"It's quick and easy." 

Robert Browning 

Campus Spotlight: The 
NSU Flying Demons 

Top row (1 to r): Wesley Boyanski, Paul Sanderson, Walter Clement, Christian Clark, 
Greg Harris, and David Clark (advisor). Bottom row: Cory Mack, Brennan Mack, 
Jason Kreppel, Brad Kreckel, and Travis Lavergne (Captain). 

Wesley Bovanski 
Contributing Writer 

From Oct. 21 to Oct. 24 
the Northwestern State Flying 
Demons competed in the 
NIFA Safecon Region IV 
Flight Competition. 

Every year the National 
Intercollegiate Flying 
Association holds regional 
competitions with the top 
three teams moving on to 
nationals. This 
year the flying demons hoped 

to advance to nationals for the 
first time ever. 

The competition was held 
at the Draughon-Miller 
Airport in Temple, TX. The 
Demons matched skills 
against Louisiana Tech, 
Northeast Louisiana, Delta 
State University, Texas 
Southern University, Central 
Texas College, and Texas State 
Technical College. 

With a small and 
inexperienced team the 
Demons finished a close fifth. 

Louisiana Tech won the 
overall competition. The 
competition is aviation related 
and consists of ground and 
flying events. 

The flight team hopes 
to take this year's experience 
and turn it into a first place 
finish next year. 

The Flying Demons 
would like to thank the SGA 
for allocating the funds that 
allowed them to practice for 
and participate in the 

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"It hasn't set in yet," 
David Deggs, Mr. NSU, 
said. "I'm excited and 

Miss NSU, Kelli 
Rivere, has similar feelings. 

"It's really 
overwhelming," Rivere 

Both Deggs and Rivere 
are involved with NSU. 

Rivere is currently 
serving as captain of the 
Demon Dazzler Danceline 
and as president of her 
sorority. Rivere is also a 
member of Order of 
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Alpha and the Purple 

Rivere is a secondary 
education major who plans 
to graduate in May of 1999. 
After graduation, she plans 
to attend graduate school 
for a Master's degree in 
school administration. She 
hopes to one day be a high 
school principal. 

"I'm flattered that my 
peers think enough of me to 
elect me to represent NSU," 
Rivere added. 

Deggs is a general 
studies major who also 
plans to graduate in May. 
He has served as SAB 
president, a Freshman 
Connector and as IFC Rush 

After graduation, 
Deggs also wants to attend 
graduate school. He would 
one day like to work in 
student services on a 
college campus. 

"It's a fantastic honor 
that I never expected to 
get," Deggs continued. 

Deggs and Rivere will 
represent NSU at the 
Homecoming Parade and 
Game, the Christmas 
Festival Parade and at 

Miss NSU 

Kelli Rivere 

Mr. NSU' 

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Tuesday, October 28, 1998 


Demons rope Cowboys 14-10 

Terry Kilgore 
Managing Editor 

Talk about a nail-biter. 

Northwestern State and 
McNeese went down to the 
wire in a game that lived up to 
its 'game of the year' billing 
with the Demons pulling out a 
14-10 win in front of 14, 247 
fans, the third-largest crowd in 
Turpin Stadium history. 

Northwestern intercepted 
McNeese quarterback Blake 
Prejean four times, the last one 
on the final play of the game by 
Jermaine Jones. Jones had three 
picks on the night as the 
Demons won the turnover 
battle 6-1. 

"If Jermaine isn't an All- 
American, I don't know who 
is," a jubilant NSU head coach 
Sam Goodwin said. "We felt 
like our defensive line could 
take it to them. They hurt us 
with some draws but they 
couldn't knock us off the ball. 
The big fourth down play at the 
end was the biggest of a bunch 
of big plays." 

Goodwin is referring to a 
fourth-and-seven at the NSU 26 
with under 3:30 remaining in 
the game. Prejean was hit as he 
threw and looped a pass to Eric 
Chew, who was tackled inches 
short of a first down at the 20 

took the 

by B.J. Williams and Mike 

opening kickoff 
and made things 
look easy, going 
75 yards on eight 
plays for the 

Ronnie Powell, 
who had a 
opening quarter, 
went five yards 
for the score that 
got the crowd 
into the game 
early. Powell 
had 117 yards in 
the quarter and 
finished the 
game with 151 
on 2 1 carries and 
the touchdown. 

NSU had 
opportunities to 
increase its lead 
in the first half 
as they moved 
deep into 
territory twice 
and came away 
empty. T.J. 
fumbled on the McNeese 20 
yard line after a lengthy 
completion from Warren 


On the next possession the 
Demons again moved the ball 

field goal by Thomas LaToof. 

McNeese finally got on the 
board in the second quarter on a 

A crowd 

of 14,247 saw the Northwestern State Demons piledrive the 
State Cowboys on Oct. 15. 

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well, getting to the Cowboy 13 
with a first down. McNeese 
tightened up and held the 
Demons to a 31 -yard missed 

29-yard Shonz LaFrenz field 
goal with seven seconds left in 
the first half. The Cowboys had 
threatened earlier, but turnovers 

ended their scoring chances. 

McNeese appeared ready 
to take control of the game on 
their second 
possession of 
the second 

Backed up to 
their three 
yard line by a 
Grigsby punt, 
the Cowboys 
marched 97 
yards in 16 
plays, taking 
over eight 
minutes off of 
the clock. 

Demons ran 
only six plays 
for minus-2 
yards in the 
third quarter. 

came back 
they had in 
the third 
said. "You 
have to give 
them credit. They are a great 
team. But we came back too." 

After the Demons stand on 
fourth down and taking over 

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possession on downs late in the 
game, they were faced with a 
critical third and seven from 
their 23 with two minutes left in 
the game. 

Patterson kept the ball on a 
bootleg keeper, gaining eight 
yards and a first down. 
Patterson just barely got the 
ball passed the first down 
marker as WR Chris Pritchett 
provided an outstanding 
downfield block. 

"We had it (the bootleg) in 
our game play all along," 
Goodwin said. "It just seemed 
like a good time to run it." 

Northwestern did a good 
job of containing McNeese 
freshman phenom Jesse Burton. 
Burton, who played his high 
school ball at Natchitoches 
Central, was held to 61 yards 
rushing on 20 carries, although 
he did score the lone Cowboy 

Goodwin was glad this 
game was played on a Thursday 
so his team will have an extra 
couple of days to prepare for 
their next foe, Nicholls State. 

"We have time to get ready 
for Nicholls," Goodwin said. 
"We need to win the Louisiana 
games. We need to win the 
Louisiana championship before 
we can win the conference and 
the national championship." 

Football takes one 
from Nicholls, 28-26 

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Northwestern State held off 
upset-minded Nicholls State 
Saturday night, escaping with a 
28-26 Southland Football 
League triumph by holding on 
to the ball. 

When senior David Jones 
recovered a Nicholls onside 
kick with 1:38 left, it gave the 
Demons (6-1 overall, 3-0 in the 
SFL) a do-or-die chance to play 
keepaway from a sizzling 
Colonel offense. Senior 
fullback Brian Jacquet, who 
earlier scored two touchdowns, 
ran 6 yards for the game- 
clinching first down in the final 

The one miss in that string 
was the difference between 
victory and defeat. The 
Demons dodged a bullet when 

Kyle Leisher was two yards 
wide right on a 27-yard field 
goal with 6:51 to go that would 
have pushed the Colonels 
ahead by one. Leisher hit first- 
half field goals of 24 and 27 
yards, but his miss foiled a 12- 
play, 72-yard drive with 
Nicholls trailing 21-19. 

Then Northwestern 's 
offense mounted a game- 
turning 8-play, 80-yard drive 
capped when Warren Patterson 
laced a 26-yard touchdown pass 
to Eric Granger on a third-and- 
2 with 3:36 left, lifting the 
Demons ahead 28-19. 

Jones, doing his best Derek 
Jeter imitation, scooped up the 
ensuing onsides kick for the 
Demons and scampered 19 
yards. Jacquet locked up the 
win for Northwestern with a 6- 
yard run for a clock-eating first 
down and the Colonels were 
helpless as the visitors ran out 

the remaining 58 seconds. 

Northwestern played 
without senior tailback Ronnie 
Powell, who left the game in 
the first quarter with flu and a 
sprained ankle. Redshirt 
freshman Tony Taylor 
registered 107 yards on 18 
carries, including a pivotal 25- 
yarder in the drive to the game- 
winning TD by Granger. 
The teams scored a pair of 
touchdowns apiece in a 
frenzied third quarter that left 
the Demons trying to build on a 
21-19 lead. 

An amazing 1 6-yard run by 
Taylor ignited the Demons on 
their first possession of the 
second half, leading to a 1-yard 
touchdown run by Jacquet to 
stretch Northwestern's 
advantage to 14-6. 

On third-and-6 at the 
Nicholls 42, Taylor got the call 
on a draw. Three Colonels met 

him immediately, but he spun 
free, then squirted through 
another couple of defenders and 
burst into the secondary down 
to the 26. 

Three plays later, Patterson 
read a Nicholls blitz perfectly 
and found Pritchett at midfield 
to start a 77-yard touchdown 
that pushed Northwestern 
ahead 21-12 with 3:09 left. 

Again, Nicholls answered 
right back, getting another 
Anderson 1-yard touchdown 
run to punctuate a 6-play, 65- 
yard drive with 40 seconds 
remaining in the wild third 
period and drawing within 21- 

The Demons nursed a 7-6 
halftime lead after holding the 
Colonels to a pair of short field 
goals after Nicholls twice 
moved inside the Northwestern 

A letter from the 
Athletic Department 



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Dear NSU Student Body: 

You made a difference! 
Thank you for not only 
attending our October 15 game 
against McNeese in great 
numbers, but for your 
enthusiastic and LOUD 
involvement all night long. 
After last November's Stephen 
F. Austin game, we could not 
imagine the impact of our 
student body being any greater 
but you outdid yourselves 
against McNeese. 

Defeating the top-ranked 
team in the country happened 
for many reasons and having a 
great home field advantage was 
certainly one of them. When 
the game was on the line in the 
fourth quarter, you picked us up 
time and time again. The result 
was one of the biggest wins in 
the history of the NSU athletic 
program and for you, another 

well-deserved run at the goal 

Finally, we ask that you 
continue to stand strongly 
behind us. While the McNeese 
win was huge, our goal of 
winning the Southland Football 
League Title and challenging 
for the national championships 
must still be attained. 
Beginning with the 

Homecoming game against 
Troy State on October 31, let's 
continue to establish Turpin 
Stadium as a difficult place for 
opponents to play because of 
our great fans. 

Thanks again and Go, 

The Demon Football Team 
Head coach Sam Goodwin and 

Director of Athletics Greg 
Burke and staff 

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Tuesday, October 28, 1998 

Current Sauce 

Page 9 



Volleyball continues 
downward slide 

David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

For the NSU Volleyball 
team, the past two weeks have 
been a long hard ride in a fast 

Playing six matches in the 

past two weeks, four of those 
being on the road, and with 
injuries adding up, the Demons 
have persevered quite nicely. 

It all began back on 
October 13 at Southeastern 

The Demons were 

competitive, but fell short in 
four, as SLU won, 15-12, 15-7, 
14-16, 15-4. 

April Addeo led the 
Demons with 8 kills, while 
Shera Karasiak added 7 kills 
and 8 digs as well. 

Missy Krause totaled 31 

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The Demons hope to give a repeat performance Saturday at 2 p.m. 
against Troy State. 

Edward Parks won the 
picks two weeks ago. 

Please check with a pen the team that you think will win. 

Troy St. at NSU 

_Stephen P. Austin at SW Texas_ 

Nicholls St. at La. Tech 

Southern Miss, at Army 

Ala. Birmingham at Northeast La. 

USL at Tulane. 

_McNeese St. at Sam Houston St._ 

Grambling at Texas Southern 

Wyoming at TCU 

Baylor at Notre Dame 

Minnesota at Tampa Bay 

Jacksonville at Baltimore 

New Orleans at Carolina 

St. Louis at Atlanta 

Tennessee at Pittsburgh 

New England at Indianapolis 

Denver at Cincinnati 

NY Giants at Washington 

NY Jets at Kansas City 

San Francisco at Green Bay 

Miami at Buffalo 

a ^ 

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_Dallas at Philadelphia 

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assists for the match, while also 
adding 9 digs of her own. 

If anything was to blame, it 
would be the hitting 
percentage. The Demons only 
hit .087 as compared to SLU's 

The Demons then got little 
time to rest and recover as they 
came back they next day with a 
match at Nicholls State. 

The Demons were sharp 
and competitive, striking fast 
and hard, en route to a thrilling 
15-13, 10-15, 15-8, 13-15, 15- 
11 victory over the Lady 

Kia Converse led NSU 
with 25 kills, while chipping in 
10 digs as well. 

Freshman Lisa Abner 
contributed 21 kills and 16 digs 
as well. Karasiak also threw in 
15 kills as well. The Demons 
played well, hitting .265 as a 
team, to Nicholls' .258 mark. 

The Demons then returned 
home on the eve of Fall Break 
to the Southwest Texas Bobcats 
waiting in the wings of Prather. 
SWT showed why it was in 
second place in the conference 
standings, by beating the 
Demons, 15-5, 16-14, 15-9. 

The Demons were 
competitive however, led by 
Converse's 13 kills and 15 digs 
and Abner's 1 1 kills. Sondra 
Lima had 12 digs, to go along 
with Krause's 43 assists and 14 

The Demons hit well at 
.210, however could not 
overcome the SWT duo of 
Makeda Smith and Laura Ivy, 
both of whom are possible all- 
conference picks. 

The Demons again came 
back the next day to host UT- 
San Antonio. Again, NSU was 
competitive, before falling in 
four to the Roadrunners, 15-10, 
11-15, 15-11, 15-8. 

NSU hit fairly well, hitting 
.194 as a team, opposed to 
UTSA's .288 mark. 

Addeo led the Demons 
with 15 kills, while Lisa Abner 
continued to impress, adding 
14 kills and 13 digs. 

Converse added 1 1 kills of 
her own, while Krause totaled 
46 assists for the match. 

Then the injuries set in, as 
the Demons hit the road for a 
Texas swing through 
Huntsville and Arlington. 

With a depleted lineup, 
minus three starters and 
playing out of position, the 
Demons held their own against 
Sam Houston before falling 15- 
7, 16-14, 15-12. The Demons 
only hit . 1 1 1 , and Sam Houston 
only slightly better at .208. 

Abner continued to roll, 
leading the Demons with 8 
kills and 19 digs, while Krause 
added 6 kills and 30 assists. 

From Huntsville, it was on 
to Arlington for a showdown 
with first place UTA in front of 
a boisterous crowd at Texas 

The depleted Demons 
could never quite get rolling, as 
the Mavericks showed why 
they are in first place, rallying 
from a 7-1 deficit in game two 
and beating NSU with reserves 
in the third, 15-4, 15-7, 15-3. 

Abner and Kendra Peters 
each had 6 kills to lead the 
Demons, while Krause totaled 
only 19 assists and led the 
Demons with 4 digs. 

The Demons must regroup 
as they next take the court 
tonight against Northeast 
Louisiana at 7:00pm in Prather 

The Indians beat NSU 
earlier this season, however the 
Demons beat NLU last year on 
our home floor. 


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Missy Krause tries to get the ball in the air, 
but shanks it. 

Athlete of the 

Warren Patterson 

The senior 
quarterback led the 
Demons to another 
hard fought victory 
over the Colonels of 
Nicholls State. 
Patterson completed 
10-26 for 216 yards. 
The Demons improve to 
6-1 overall and 3-0 in 
the SFL. 

Upcoming Home Contests 
Football-October 31 
2 p.m. vs. Troy State 

Athlete of the 

Chante' Daily 
Cross Country 

Daily led a 1-2-3 
finish for the Demons, 
who scored a near 
perfect 20 points in 
winning the USL 
Invitational. The 
victories for these 
team were the first 
team titles of the 

Upcoming Home Contests 
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Soccer split conference trip 

Rondra y Hill 
Staff Reporter 



Demons are 
to finish a 
season and repeat 

week, the 
as conference 

The Demons(9-6-2) hit a 
small losing skid at the worst 
possible time, dropping a hard- 
fought conference game 
against SLU 2-1, and tying 
first place SFA 1 - 1 . 

The tie clinched the SLC 
regular season title for SFA, 
who eventually fell to the 

Demons last year in the 
conference tournament. 

"It was very tough to lose 
those games," said coach Pete 

"Had we won that one 
game against SFA, we would be 
in control of our own fate." 

The Demons finished the 
week by splitting twc non- 
conference games in the 
Jacksonville State tournament. 

"We still have plenty of 
soccer to play, though." said 
Watkins. " We've got a big non- 
conference game against 
Mississippi State, and then we 
play McNeese. We have to 
remain focused." 

The Demons suffered 
another huge setback last week 
as defensive anchor Janet 
Callahan suffered a leg injury 
in the SFA game. Callahan, 
who was last week's SLC 
player of the year will miss a lot 
of time, though it's uncertain 
how long she will be out of 

"We really cant afford to 
lose her, but we have also 
become more balanced," said 

"Tammy Peck is bar-none 
the best Defenseman in the 
conference, and a lot of the girls 
are able to pick up the slack." 

The goalkeeper 

combination of Tiffany 
Swingler and Wendy Woodham 
will also have to help pick up 
the slack, but that really hasn't 
been a problem for the two. 

Swingler, although she 
gave up her first conference 
goals this week, has still been 
masterful in the net, averaging 
less than a goal a game. 

Woodham is one of the 
league leaders in saves, and 
combined with Swingler, their 
goals against average is one of 
the smallest in the conference. 

Even with the losses, the 
Demon offense still continues 
to shine as one the best in the 
conference. Amy Fulkerson and 

Brittany Cargill have combined 
on 24 goals this season, with 
Cargill having 3 last week and 
Fulkerson having 1. Against 
SLU, the Demons assaulted 
SLU goalkeeper 

Allison Holiday with 24 
shots, but had one key shot that 
went in the net by Holly Horn 
called back due to an offsides 
penalty. That goal could have 
would have tied the game and 
sent it into overtime. Horn 
would later score the lone goal 
against SFA. 

The Demons have also 
been getting great play from the 
bench, with freshman Jodie 
Bales and Susan Day providing 

excellent efforts off the bench. 

Now, the Demons have lo 
rebound for next Saturday's 
matchup with Mississippi State. 
Last season, the Lady Bulldogs 
beat Northwestern at home 3-0, 
even though the game was 
scoreless at halftime. Then after 
that. The Demons have another 
conference showdown with 

Watkins believes his team 
will be ready for both 

"We need to prove that we 
can beat anybody in the 
league," said Watkins. 

"Now, we're playing for 

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Joanna McKee darts around her opponent, 
attempt a shot at the goal. 

News Bureau 

A soccer player send the ball the Demons 

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Tiffany Swingler pass the ball to a 


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Vol. 87, No. 14, 10 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, November 3, 1998 

Should students pay for 
others' dorm damages? 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

Whether occupants of 
residence halls should be 
charged for damage to public 
property is being debated. 

The housing policy in the 
student handbook states that the 
occupants of a particular hall 
are liable for the cost of repairs, 
or hall assessment, when 
damage occurs to any area 
considered public domain. The 
amount of damage is divided 
among all of the residents on 
that floor. 

The door to freshman 
Germel Rawlings' room was 
kicked in one night. Rawlings 
was away at the time but still 
has to help pay for the damage. 

The reason Rawlings' door 
was kicked in and the identity 
of the culprit are unknown. 

"I don't think I should have 
to pay," Rawlings said. "I was 
nearly a victim of burglary." 

Although students signed 
an agreement containing the 
housing policy before moving 
into a dorm room, many were 
unaware of what they were 
actually consenting to. 

"You do need to stop and 
read things, especially in these 
types of situations," Mary 
Stacey, director of housing and 
auxiliary services, said. 

According to Stacey, the 
policy's main goal is to get 
students to treat the residence 
halls with the same respect 
afforded to their homes. She 

feels that residents should try to 
curtail vandalism by reporting 
such incidents and the persons 

When situations are 
handled in such a manner, the 
financial responsibility then 
falls solely on those responsible 
for the damage. 

Many residents feel that 
they should not be held 
accountable for someone else's 
actions, especially if they were 
not present when the damage 
occurred and could therefore 
not have prevented it. 

"When residential property 
is intentionally damaged, 
repercussions are felt by all, 
either psychologically or 
financially," Norm Tanner, lead 
residence advisor, said. 

Crowds like this one have become common at NSU football games. 
NSU set a new attendance record this year at the Southern game 
and had the fourth-largest crowd at the McNeese game. 

Football attendance 
soars with victories 

Crystal S wanner 
— Stflff Reporter 

Over the past several 
years, attendance at football 
games has fluctuated from 
season to season. 

When the Demons have 
the Southern Jaguars on the 
schedule, attendance is 
always high for the year. This 
year, the crowd of 16,800 fans 
set a record for the largest 
attendance in history. 

This new record beat the 
old by over 600 people. The 
McNeese game also has its 
place in the record books for 
the fourth largest crowd in 
Turpin Stadium. 

Dennis Kalina, assistant 
athletic director/marketing, 
said that marketing is much 
easier when the Demons have 
a winning season because the 
fans have someone to support. 

This season, the Demons 
are estimated to bring in over 
$180,000 in ticket sales. This 
does not include an estimate 

on how many students will be 
attending the games. The 
single season record will also 
be set this year. Last year's 
season set the tone for this 


"We started off with some 

"When the players 
walk onto the field 
and hear everyone 
cheering them on, 
winning the game is 
much easier." 

Dennis Kalina 
Assistant Athletic Director 

injuries, but we still had a six- 
game winning streak," Kalina 
said. "This year, everyone had 
high expectations, and so far, 
the team hasn't disappointed 
the fans." 

The Demons' record for 
this year so far is 6-2. 

Student attendance has 
definitely gone up in the past 
several years. After the 
Demons finished so well last 

season, the enthusiasm has 
carried over to this year. 

"Everyone agrees that the 
spirit is back at NSU," Kalina 

The athletic department 
has several ways that it 
calculates the attendance at 
football games. The student 
attendance is calculated by 
using clickers that count the 
students as they enter the 
stadium on the student side. 
They also examine at how full 
the stadium appears after 
kick-off. The other 
side is determined by how 
many tickets were sold and 
how full the different sections 

Kalina said that the 
calculations are fairly 
accurate. The numbers are 
usually within 300 people. 

"Attendance is really 
important tothe team," Kalina 
said. "Whei the players walk 
onto the field and hear 
everyone cheering them on, 
winning tie game is much 

A student faced with 
damage charges can prevent 
debits to his account by 
providing a written affidavit 
from a parent or guardian 
stating that the student was 
away from the residence hall at 
the time of the vandalism. 

The problem of hall 
assessments is not new to the 
University, and it will continue 
to be an issue that has to be 
dealt with, but there may be 
some resolution on the way. 

"Hopefully when the 
security systems are installed in 
Rapides Hall, we will be able to 
do away with hall assessments 
there and punish the actual 
individuals at fault," Stacey 

Homecoming Week 

Kelli Rivere, 1998 Homecoming Queen, paints 
cars Friday in front of the Student Union as 
part of last week's Homecoming festivities. 

Controversial theater 
coming to FA Center 

Debra Parker 
Gontnbu ting Writer 

The Childrem' Hour will 
be performed at the A. A. 
Fredericks Creative and 
Performing Arts Center at 7:30 
p.m. from 
Friday, Nov. 1 3 
until Sunday. 
Nov. 22. 

The author 
of the play, 
Helhnan, is 
considered to 
be the best of 
the modern 
When she first 
produced it in 
1934, The 
Children*' Hour 
was considered controversial 
due to its content, which 
contained lesbianism. 

"It was considered suspect 
by the witch hunters of the 
1950s," Dr. Jack Wann, director 
of The Childrens' Hour, said. 
"Witch hunters refers to Joseph 
McCarthy and other politicians 
who took part in ruining some 

Dr. Jack Wann 

of the most brilliant writing 
careers of the 1950s by 
accusing [the writers] of 
communistic learnings." 

The play is about a 
vindictive girl, Mary, who 
starts a rumor about two 

teachers running a 

school for girls. The 
rumor ultimately 
destroys their lives 
and careers. 

"Some people 
may come out 
thinking that the play 
is about lesbianism," 
Jena Peevy, junior 
theater major, said. 
"That is not the point 
at all. The play is 
about the power of a 
He. and the bigger the 
lie. the more harm that 
can be done." 

The play is likely to have a 
large impact on the audience 
because it forces them to 
comprehend the tact that just a 
few words can change a 
person's life forever. 

"I don't know that the play 
will change people's lives, but I 
definitely think that it will open 

up their eyes to what lies can 
actually do to people," Jenae 
Yerger, sophomore theatre 
major, said. 

The theater department is 
aware that the content of this 
play might cause some 

"I am not worried about the 
controversy," Wann said. "I 
like the stimulation that a good 
play can cause. This is a piece 
of good literature that focuses 
on the effects of a lie and not 
the single issue that the lie is 

Wann said that this is a 
play that will keep students 
talking, so he hopes that they 
and their family members will 
take the opportunity to 
experience it. He did warn, 
however, that the play should 
probably not be viewed by 
children under 12-years-old. 

Students can pickup their 
tickets at the box office. Each 
may receive two 

complimentary tickets with a 
student ID. 

The cost to the general 
public is $5 per person and $2 
for senior citizens. For more 

Technology fees create more 
computer resources on campus 

Shawn T. Hornsby 
News Editor 

Student technology fees 
are being used to provide more 
computer resources throughout 
the campus. 

Two new projects have 
been completed with the 
funding from student 
technology fees. A help desk 
has been created in room 200 of 
Roy Hall to provide assistance 
with software to students. 

Mark Hill, student 
technology support specialist, 
said the help desk is designed to 
give basic assistance to those 
students who have any 
questions with software 
including Netscape, Windows 
"95 and '98 and NSU VAX. 
Limited support is offered for 
Macintosh computers. 

Hill commented that the 
help desk is not intended to 

help students with their 
homework or any Internet- 
related assignments. 

The help desk is for 

"We're trying to let 
students know they 
do come first." 

Mark Hill 
Technology Support 

students only. Faculty may 
receive assistance, but Hill 
stressed that no students will be 
turned away. In fact, he hopes 
this help desk will show 
students that their money is 
being put to good use. 

"Students don't see where 
that money is actually going," 
Hill said of the technology fees. 
"We want them to see that we 
are trying to do something for 
them; they haven't been 

forgotten. We're trying to let 
students know they do come 

The help desk is open from 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday- 
Friday. Hill said students must 
have an active VAX account to 
receive assistance. Students 
should be able to provide their 
user name to staff workers. 
Any student with questions 
about their software can call the 
help desk during regular 
business hours at (318) 357- 

Student technology fees 
have also been used to create 
another computer lab on the 
first floor of Watson Library. 
The 30-station computer lab 
will be equipped with advanced 
technology including digital 
web cameras. The grand 
opening for the computer lab 
will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. All 
students and faculty are invited 
to attend. 

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Teddy Bear Week: A social work class, consisting of Brittany Bono, Joanna Bradford, Kelli 

Rabalais, Maria Sawrie, Kristen Norfleet and Anne Long, will sponsor "Teddy Bear Week" 
Nov. 2-6. Stuffed animals will be given to pediatric patients at the LSU Medical center in 
Shreveport and Huey P. Long Hospital in Pineville. Organizations that are interested in 
donating stuffed animals should deliver them to the President's Room on the second floor of 
the Student Union on Nov. 6 from 1 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. The stuffed animals should be placed in 
either boxes or bags and labeled with your organization or business name. Prizes will be 
given to the winners of the contest. For more information, call (318) 356-0203 or (318) 356- 

Ka ppa Delta Pi: A clothing drive will be held for underprivileged children 


Natchitoches beginning Nov. 16. New or nearly new clothing can be brought to Pod B of 
the Teacher Education Center. Those who are interested in beginning the season of giving 
are welcome to decorate the Christmas tree in Pod B of the TEC on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. 
For more information, call (318) 357-5553. 

Student Government Association: Two senator positions are still available for graduate 
students. Anyone interested in applying for these positions should call 357-4501 or come by 
room 222 in the Student Union. Six to eight students are needed for the Student Advisory 
Committee to the IM Planning Council. Freshmen and sophomores are preferred because the 
committee will meet until the completion of the IM renovations. 

Wanted Freshmen Connectors: Applications are available in Student Union 103 and are 
due Wednesday. For more information call 357-5559. 

Re gistrars Office: Advance registration will be held from November 2-20. 

Social Works Method Three: Students can now check financial aid history simply by 
clicking in NSU's web site listed under student information. All you need is your social 
security number and birth date. For more information, call 354-1479 or 379-0125. 

Anthropology Club: Meeting today at 3 p.m. in the archaeology lab, room 212 Kyser. 

Rowing : The NSU Rowing team's Fall 1998 race schedule: November 7-Lake Charles, State 
Championship Regatta: NSU, Centenary, Tulane, and Loyola; November 14-Championship 
Rowing Marathon— attended by as many as 300 participants from all over the nation; 
November 21— (tentatively) Wichita State University, Kansas: NSU varsity Crew vs. Wichita 
State University 

The International Student Organization: Please bring recipes for the International Food 
Fair which will be held on Nov. 18 in Iberville. For information, call 354-2381 and ask for 

Alpha Omicron Pi: Hi Alphas! Great job on lip sync last week! Roses to everyone who 
participated. Also, big thank-you's to everyone who helped out with the float for 
homecoming. Love and roses to Deneise Murad, whose birthday is on Nov. 5. Last reminder: 
Depinning is this Friday, Initiation is Saturday and a post-initiation workshop will be held 
Sunday. Congratulations to all of our awesome Alphas for great grades! 


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Air Force band to 
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Becky Shumake 
Staff Reporter 

The United States Air 
Force Band of the West will be 
performing on Monday, Nov. 9, 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Magale 
Recital Hall. This free 
admission concert is open to 
the public. 

The Band of the West's 
home is Lackland Air Force 
Base in San Antonio. The band, 
one of 12 Regional Air Force 
Bands in both the U.S. and 
overseas, averages over 500 
performances and travels over 
10,000 miles annually. 

The Band of the West 
works with the Dallas and San 
Antonio Symphony Orchestras 
and has performed for every 
president since John F. 
Kennedy. One of the band's 
most memorable performances 
was in 1986 when the members 
played at the memorial for the 
astronauts killed on the Space 
Shuttle Challenger. 

The band consists of 45 
professional musicians from 
colleges and universities all 
over the U.S. and is one of the 

largest military bands. 

Second Lieutenant Michael 
Mench, vice commander and 
assistant conductor for Band of 
the West, will be serving as 
conductor at the NSU 

According to Mench, 
participation in an Air Force 
band is a full-time job with very 
strict audition requirements. All 
members must have at least a 
bachelor's in music, and some 
even have Doctorate Degrees. 

"Being in the Air Force 
band is our duty in the Air 
Force," Mench said. "The band 
is just another professional 
performance opportunity." 

Like all Air Force recruits, 
band members must complete 
six weeks of Basic Military 
Training School. The band 
members do not attend any type 
of music school while in the Air 

Many of the band's 
members are thankful to have 
received an opportunity to be a 
part of the band. 

Airman First Class Erick 
Schmitt has been in the band 
since August. 

"I doubt I would have had 
another opportunity like this," 
Schmitt said. "The band is a 
great opportunity for me to 
travel, see new places and meet 
other musicians." 

The band's performance 
consists of a variety of music 
ranging from symphonic to Top 
40 and covers music from the 
Renaissance to now. 

According to Jeff 
Mathews, NSU assistant band 
director, the Band of the West's 
concert will be beneficial and 
entertaining for music majors 
and the general student 

"Besides being a fine 
performance group, the band 
represents our American 
musical heritage," Mathews 
said. "The second half of their 
performance is in a patriotic set 
up and is dedicated to 
American music." 

Mathews summed up the 
Band of the West's concert as a 
"fine musical experience." 

Anyone who would like 
additional information on the 
concert should call 357-4522. 

Telephone and 
Internet registration 
gets mixed reviews 

Gregory J. Gelp i 
Contributing Writer 

Phone and web 
registration, which began last 
spring, provides more 
alternatives to departmental 
registration for the diver 

"We would hope that one 
of those options would be 
appropriate for a given person," 
President Randall Webb. "As 
president, and formerly as 
dean, and formerly as Registrar 
elsewhere, I have always 
looked at student services as 
best I could from the vantage 
point of the student." 

The program provides 
commuters with an alternative 
to driving to campus to register 
with an advisor. 

"The web registration of 
course should be beneficial to 
any environment, but it is 
especially beneficial when the 
student is away between 
terms," Webb said. 

Although shaky at first, the 
phone and web registration 
system has been improved. 

"I know we had some 
difficulties when first 
implemented it because there 
was need for additional testing 
and there were glitches that we 
had to identify and workout," 
Webb said. "Our sincere hope 

is that this time around the 
students find that it's a very and 
convenient way to register for 

Registrar Lillie Bell said 
that most problems occur when 
students incorrectly enter their 
pin number or social security 

Nov. 2-20 has been set 
aside for advance phone 
registration, and Nov. 16-20 for 
advance departmental 

"That was decided to 
relieve pressure on academic 
departments," Bell said. 

By spreading it out, 
pressure is also relieved on the 
phone lines. Between 18-20 
phone lines are allocated for 
phone registration. 

"We almost went down," 
Bell commented about last 
Spring's registration. 

Students are having mixed 
reactions to the new methods of 

"The majority of the 
students are very pleased ," 
Bell said. "Some are still 

Some students see flaws in 
the new system and prefer the 
old way of doing things. 

"It sets up getting rid of 
departmental advising 
completely," senior liberal arts 

major Scottie Williams said. "I 
like the way it was when you 
came and registered with your 
department the first day." 

Phone and web registration 
in no way alters the advising 

"Let me stress that we 
encourage the interaction 
between the student and his or 
her advisor," Webb said. "We 
want to encourage and promote 
that because that just makes for 
a better, more wholesome, 
scholarly community." 

Other students, though, 
view phone and web 
registration as a change for the 

"I haven't actually used it 
yet, but from what I understand 
it should make things a whole 
lot easier," Joe Rawley, junior 
journalism major, said. 

Priority for registration is 
given according to class, with 
graduate students registering 
first, and freshmen last. Within 
each class registering is 
scheduled alphabetically by last 
name. A complete listing of the 
registration schedule and 
available classes for the spring 
can be found in the Spring 1999 
Schedule of Classes located 
outside of the Registrars office 
in Roy Hall. 

SGA Minutes 

Minutes from the Senate 
Meeting held on 10-26-98: 


No report. 

Vice President 

Breakfast with the president 
is cancelled for tomorrow. 

We need to make 
homecoming sign. 

Post Game reception in the 
Purple and White Room in the 
Field House for SGA, SAB and 
the Homecoming Court. 


Complimented the External 
Affairs Committee on the work 
done on the SGA/SAB "Meet the 
Representative Day" - need 
someone to do press release with 

picture from Angelique. 

I am waiting for the Justice 
report from Greg Gelpi's request. 

I would like to hear reports 
from the Who's Who Committee, 
Traffic & Safety Committee and 
Election Committee. 

I would like the members of 
the Elections Committee to work 
with me in securing more up to 
date machines and writing thank 
you letters. 

Shawn has my advertisement 
for students interested in serving 
on the IM Facility Planning 

Organizational grants have 
been received and the committee 
of Matt, Justin, Ja' Juan, Jamie 
and I need to meet Wednesday at 

8 a.m. 

Invited all senators 
tomorrow night to the dessert 
reception for the Homecoming 
Court at 7 p.m. in the Student 

- I vetoed Bill No. FA98-005 
concerning the Graduate Student 
Positions because I want us to 
advertise to the Graduate School 
first, which Shawn is doing via 
the Current Sauce, and I would 
like all constitutional 
amendments and bill packaged 
into a new document.. 

Attend the Board of Regents 
meeting on Thursday and the 
Board of Regents meeting on 

Need volunteers for the SGA 

ITAC Committee - explained the 

Explained the situation with 
the plans for the technological 
advancements in the office... five 
computers, one desk, two chairs, 
software packages, speakers and 

Trash Bash Day with Club 
Geo on Nov. 14 during the Senior 
Day- talked to Jana Lucky. 

Tomorrow- need 
representative at 11 a.m.- 
telemarketing- recruiting sign-up 
for Nov. 11- sign up to woik. 

If you are interested ingoing 
on Nov. 21 and 22 to Norheast 
for COSBP, please tell me. 

Interest list for COSCA in 
February will pass around i» the 

coming weeks. 

External Affairs- call Dennis 
K to see if we have anymore 

Reminded people about 
Homecoming events. 

Traffic and Appeals 

New lights for the Student 
Union parking lot. 

All crosswalks will be 
bricked soon. 

Safety at Sabine was 

Internal Affairs 

The editor of the Current 
Sauce is leaving. 

Student Affairs 

No report. 

SAB Report 

Ursula Newman resigned 

from the Parlimentarian position. 

Homecoming Week will be 
full of events. 

External Affairs 

Thanks for coming to Meet 
the Representative Day. 

Thank Chuck Weaver for 
food for Meet the Representative 

Looking into the possibility 
of book rentals. 

SGA homepage- I still need 
senator profiles and projects list. 
Academic Affairs 

We need more members. 

We also discussed the 
student's opinion on Fall Break. 

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6:10 Pan-H 

6:20 Panhei 

6:30 Alpha 

6:40 Alpha I 

6:50 DeltaS 

7:00 Kappa 

7:10 Kappa. 
7:20 Kappa i 
7:30 Phi Bet 
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Current Sauce 

Page 3 


Take me out to the ballgame' 

Heather Patton 
Staff Reporter 

Football games are a time 
for watching and enjoying a 
popular sport either with 
friends, family or alone. For 
many children, however, that is 
just a fantasy. 

In an effort to raise 
awareness for NCAA football 
and increase attendance levels 
for games, the University and 
the Department of Health and 
Human Performance 
participate each year in the 
national Take a Kid to the 
Game program. 

This program offers 
discounted game admission to 
children attending the Sam 
Houston State football game 
against the Demons on 
Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. 

The TAKG program used 
to be just for women's 
basketball, but due to the 
success, it was decided to 
expand the focus to include 

This university is one of 
more than 100 institutions 
across the nation participating 
in this program. 

The marketing campaign 
for the region was created by 

Host Communications, Inc., out 
of Dallas, to encourage alumni 
and fans to take their kids out to 
stadiums and arenas for the 
experience of intercollegiate 

The University is asking 
local civic organizations and 
corporations to sponsor at-risk 
children by purchasing blocks 
of tickets at $2 each. These 
tickets will provide admission 
to the game as well as a day of 
fun and activities for the kids. 

The organizations pick 
youth organizations, such as the 
Boys and Girls Club, and 
designate who receives the 


Games and activities are 
planned for the children 
including a punt, pass and kick 
competition and face painting. 

The children will also have 
a chance to meet with players 
from several Demon athletic 

Lunch, drinks and prizes 
will be given to all children 
participating in the event. 

Tickets for this special 
event will be available until 
Friday. Contact the ticket 
office at 357-4268 for more 


Monday, November 2 


Alpha Eta Rho 


Order of Omega 


Alpha Lambda Delta 


Gamma Sigma Alpha 


Alpha Phi Alpha 


Greek Council 


American Chemical 


Interfraternity Council 





Pan-Hellenic Council 

5:55 Beta Beta Beta 


Panhellenic Council 


Black Student 



Alpha Kappa Alpha 


Blue Key 


Alpha Omicron Pi 




College Democrats 


Delta Sigma Theta 


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Kappa Alpha Order 


Demon Sweethearts 

6:30 Forestry 


Kappa Alpha Psi 

Wildlife Conservation Club 


Kappa Sigma 


HMT Association 


Phi Beta Sigma 


International Student 


Phi Mu 



Sigma Nu 


Institute of Electrical 

8:00 Sigma Sigma 

Electronic Engineers 



Kappa Delta Pi 


Tau Kappa Epsilon 


Kappa Kappa Psi 




Theta Chi 




Lambda Association 


Zeta Phi Beta 


Phi Alpha Theta 


Baptist Student Union 


Phi Mu Alpha 


Catholic Student 





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7:40 Rowing Team 

7:45 Scholar's College Forum 

7:50 Sigma Delta Chi 
7:55 Sigma Tau Delta 
8:00 Society for Professional 

8:05 Student Activities Board 
8:10 Student Alumni 


8:15 Student Art Society 
8:20 Student / Faculty Forum 
8:25 Student Personnel 

8:30 Swamp Demons 
8:35 Tau Beta Sigma 
8:40 Veterinary Technician 

8:45 Wesley Westminster 

Wednesday November 4 
5:30 AIIP 

5:35 Animal Health 


5:40 Anthropology Club 
5:45 Anthropological 

5:50 Argus 

5:55 Beta Gamma Psi 

6:00 Circle K 

6:05 Club Geo 

6:10 College Republicans 

6:15 Der Deutsche Klub 

6:20 Diamond Dolls 

6:25 Fellowiship of Christian 


6:30 Gavel Club 

6:35 International Mass 


6:40 Kappa Alpha Omicron 

6:45 Kappa Mu Epsilon 
6:50 Kappa Omicron Nu 
6:55 Knights of the 

Roundtable Chess Club 

7:00 Latter Day Saints 


7:05 Le Cercle Francais 

7:10 LosAmigos 

7:15 Mu Epsilon Delta 

7:20 Native American 



7:25 National Association 
for Industrial Technology 

7:30 National Broadcast 

7:35 National Order of 

7:40 Non-Traditional 
Student Organization 
7:45 Phi Beta Lambda 
7:50 Phi Eta Sigma 
7:55 Phi Kappa Phi 
8:00 Pre-Law Society 
8:05 Psychology Club 
8:10 Public Affairs 


8:15 Purple Jackets 
20 Sigma Alpha Iota 
25 Society for the 
Advancement of Management 
8:30 Society of Physics 

8:35 Student Government 

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New board 



Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

The five appointees to 
the Alumni Association board 
of directors all have one goal 
in mind— to continue the 
tradition of excellence at 
Northwestern by serving the 
University to their fullest 

The new board was 
approved last Friday at the 
annual meeting of the Alumni 
Association board of 
directors. The appointees are 
Leonard Endris, Joseph P. 
Cunningham Jr., Leah 
Sherman, James C. "Jimmy" 
Williams and John Ramsey. 

Ginger Wiggins was 
elected vice president of the 
association and will succeed 
current president Tommy 
Chester as president in 1 999. 

The members were 
selected by the current board 
of directors. 

Even though each board 
member is active in his or her 
own community, each has 
accepted the new position 
with enthusiasm. 

"We are really pleased 
with the selection of our new 
board members," Steve 
Horton, director of alumni 
affairs, said. "They represent 
several geographic regions 
where our alumni are active, 
and they also represent varied 
Alumni Association interests. 
1 look forward to working 
with them all." 

Sherman, who earned her 
business degree from the 
University in 1986, said one 
of her primary goals is to 
revitalize the Dallas/Fort 
Worth Alumni Chapter. She 
helped plan the first All- 
Greek Reunion held in 
September and would like to 
see it grow bigger every year. 

Ramsey, who graduated 
in 1986 with a degree in 
journalism, views his 
appointment to the board as 
an opportunity to encourage 
other alumni to take a more 
active role with all aspects of 
the University. 

"I believe that, just as 'all 
politics are local,' NSU must 
energize local groups and 
alumni chapters to be 
successful in the long term," 

Ramsey commented. "There 
is no reason why we in New 
Orleans, for example, can't 
assist the University with 
fundraising campaigns, 
particularly in my area." 

Other board members 
agree that more alumni 
should make a personal 
commitment to helping 

Williams would like to 
see alumni take a hands-on 
approach to both the 
University and student body 
by coming back to their 
various departments and 
giving students a real-life 
look at what happens after 

"1 would like to see more 
alumni come back to classes 
and talk to students," 
Williams said. 

All five board members 
said they consider it an nonor 
to be selected because the 
University played such an 
important role in their lives. 

Endris said attending 
NSU has literally become a 
family affair. He graduated in 
1974 with a bachelor of 
science in wildlife 
management and received a 
Master's in science zoology 
in 1975. 

Endris' two sons, 
Matthew and Paul, are fourth 
generation Demons who have 
grown up on the 50-yard line 
of Turpin Stadium. Matthew 
graduated in 1997 and Paul 
just began his freshman year. 
Paul hopes to graduate in 
2002, which will be 101 years 
after his maternal great- 
grandmother graduated from 
Louisiana State Normal in 

Cunningham, who 
graduated in 1984 with a 
bachelor of science in 
business, said his 
appointment to the board 
provides him with a way to 
serve the University as well 
as Natchitoches residents. 

"I'm happy to be a part of 
the board," Cunningham said. 
"It's a good opportunity to 
keep in touch with people I 
haven't seen in years. 
Northwestern is the biggest 
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Page 4 


From the Editor 
Shawn T. Hornsby 

Last week's letter misleading 

Instead of rebutting all 
of the complaints made by 
the African-American 
Caucus and the National 
Pan-Hellenic Council, I will 
simply correct the most 
misleading claims. 

The AAC and NPHC 
began by saying that the 
Homecoming court reflects 
a student body of primarily 
white Phi-Mus and Tri 
Sigmas. In an ideal world, 
the Homecoming Court 
would reflect the student 
make-up because all 

students would vote 
(ideally). Of course, this is 
not an ideal world and every 
student does not vote. 

The Homecoming Court 
is really a reflection of the 
600 students who took the 
time to vote. 

Homecoming is an 
honor court where students 
are chosen for any number 
of reasons. I got the 
impression that the AAC 
and NPHC believes blacks 
vote only for blacks and if 
more blacks would have 

voted the court would look 
very different. 

What does this say 
about the agendas of these 
two organizations? Are they 
for the promotion of equality 
among races or for 
domination by the African- 
American race? How much 
more prejudice can you be? 
Are they suggesting that not 
one African-American voted 
for someone of another 

The most misleading 
"fact" the AAC and NPHC 

presented was that 60 
percent of all residents are 
African-American. The SGA 
should have provided easier 
access to these students. If 
in fact their number is 
correct, African-Americans 
still make up only 22 
percent of the total student 
body. If you crunch the 
numbers you find that on- 
campus African-Americans 
make up only 13.2 percent 
of the student body. 

In other words it is 
totally illogical for the SGA 

to kotow to only 13.2 
percent of students. 

The election booths are 
a great asset to the 
University because many of 
the freshmen have never 
voted in these booths. It is a 
great learning experience 
for any student who does 
not vote regularly. Thus, the 
SGA keeps the machines 
for elections. Also, it is 
almost impossible to fix an 
election using a booth 
unlike paper ballots. Moving 
the machines is virtually 

impossible because the 
machines weigh 1000 lbs. 

Finally, if this was the 
1950's, this would not even 
be an issue because 
African-Americans would 
not even have the 
opportunity to vote. 

The AAC and NPHC did 
not get the desired 
response from the letter 
because everyone is tired of 
hearing the same whining. 

Homecoming Court complaint unfounded 

This is my fourth year at 
Northwestern, and the students 
have never ceased to amaze me. 
I have served the students as a 
member of the Student 
Activities Board, worked on the 
Potpourri (yearbook) and have 
been active in many other 
organizations. During this 
time, I have never been as 
outraged as I am right now... not 
even when the students bashed 
SAB for things they can't and 
don't even comprehend, not 
when Danny Helms (and I 
know he'll appreciate this) 
wrote columns that would tick 
off a saint, not when poor little 
me couldn't find a parking spot, 
not when the financial aid 
department screwed me over 
(and if you're new here, they do 
that to everyone), not once did I 

get angry enough to write a 
letter to the Sauce. But this 
homecoming stupidity has got 
to stop. Before I go on, for 
those of you who do no know 
me, I am not a member of a 
sorority, so maybe you will be 
more apt to accept my opinions. 

I'm truly sorry that 
everyone who wanted to be on 
the court couldn't be on it, it 
sucks, it really does - but, 
disappointment is a part of life, 
get used to it. Just because 
feelings were hurt, is no reason 
to intentionally cause division 
among the students., 
white, Asian, Hispanic, 
whatever you are... it doesn't 
matter. There is no need to 
make a fool of one's self in 
front of the entire student body 
as a result of not winning an 

election that no one will even 
talk about in a few weeks. For 
example, you know how once 
you get to college no one gives 
a darn if you were homecoming 
queen in high school. ..well 
when you graduate from good 
ol' NSU, no one will give a 
darn that you were on the 
homecoming court at a little 
college in the middle of 
nowhere. As far as the charges 
that the dates were never 
printed, well maybe some of us 
should read the papers again 
before we make accusations of 
that sort. The DATES were in 
the paper. Second, the 
elections are ALWAYS held in 
the Student Union. It's not like 
SGA decided to pull some 
underhanded stunt and trick 
everyone. It is always in the 

Union! Honestly, do you think 
they sit around and say "Hey, I 
know how we could get 
students to not vote. We'll just 
hide the election site in a really 
private place.. .1 know, how 
about the Student Union." 

On a more ridiculous note, 
and yes, it gets more ridiculous, 
the location of the elections has 
nothing to do with who voted 
and who did not vote. In any 
given election, and I am 
speaking of parish, state, etc., 
the polls do not come to you. 
YOU go to the polls!!! To 
even entertain the notion that 
SGA should tote the polls to the 
other side of the campus is 

And where pray tell, in 
Iberville does the NPHC 
propose that SGA set up the 

polls? Should they put them 
outside on the lawn? Or should 
they remove tables and chairs 
to set up the polls there? And if 
that's the case, would people 
have to pay to get past the 
cashiers, into Iberville to vote? 
Now that is what I call "not 
accessible." Better yet, let's put 
it in Kyser. Now that was a 
brilliant suggestion. SGA 
should set up the polls in that 
huge lobby that's in Kyser, that 
would be a good place, because 
it would just be dumb to set up 
the polls in the middle of a 
crowded hallway. (For those of 
you who cannot tell the 
difference between being 
serious and being sarcastic - 
that was sarcasm) 

And for Heaven's sake, 
leave the Phi Mu's and Tri 

Sigma's alone. They could 
have worn the whole Greek 
alphabet on their shirts for all I 
care. No matter what they had 
on, someone would have found 
a reason to complain. After all, 
that's what students to best.. .sit 
back and complain. After all, 
that's what students do best. 

Oh and by the way, the 
majority of the girls in Varnado 
DO NOT appreciate seeing the 
NPHC's letter posted all around 
the dorm. 

One more thing. About 
this contesting of the elections. 
Whomever wrote that letter 
obviously had a copy of the 
SGA constitution. Next time 
read more carefully. It is your 
own fault that you missed the 
deadline to contest. It's in the 

Ursula Newman 

Student confused about core curriculum 

I am perplexed by 
Northwestern State 
University's rationale behind 
their core requirement criteria. 

Journalism student are 
required to have nine semester 
hours in science. I am currently 
enrolled in my 11th semester 
hour. Why, one might ask? 

I am a non-traditional 
transfer student who arrived 
here with two science and a lab 
(seven semester hours.) I 
thought I had only one more 
science class to take. Boy was 
I wrong! 

According to 
Northwestern's core and 
prerequisite requirements, if a 
student take Human Physiology 

course, he or she must also take 
the lab. The same rule applies 
with Biology. I completed 
Human Physiology six years 
ago at Florida State University. 
Now employees of 
Northwestern are telling me 
that I need to take the Human 
Physiology lab in order to 

I can respect that this is a 
liberal arts college and that the 
students need a good 
foundation. But let's get real. Is 
it really about producing well- 
rounded students, or is it about 
making money? 

Okay, maybe I am being 
too harsh. Let's assume that the 
core requirements are necessary 

in most situations, but 
ridiculous in other. Is there not 
an exception to every rule? If 
there is not, then shouldn't 
there be? 

Non-traditional students 
make up a large portion of the 
revenue that NSU receives. Yet, 
we are given no consideration 
at all. Sure, once in a while 
there is a lunch or breakfast for 
us. But that is paid for by our 
fees, and we are lucky if we 
hear about them so we can 

We deserve more, at least 
to be treated sensibly. My 
situation, for example, could 
have easily been fixed by the 
use of logic. Many professors 

(sorry, but I cannot mention 
names) agree that it is 
ridiculous for me to attend a lab 
for a class that I completed six 
years ago. But other schools 
either do not care, pretend to 
care, or want hide behind the 
statement, "If we make an 
exception for you, then we will 
have to make an exception for 

Very well then, maybe this 
exception should be made for 
all non-traditional and transfer 
students. At least for those of 
us not in the science major or 
minor. After all, it is 
indisputable, journalism majors 
do not need most of these 
required labs. For that matter, 

neither do english majors, 
history majors, as well as many 
others. If we really and truly 
did, then why are they not 
combined with the classes as a 
whole, with each class counting 
as four semester hours instead 
of three? 

I was under the impression 
that our deans are here to help 
us to appeal matters such as 
this. But when I brought this 
matter to Dean Hatley, the dean 
of Liberal Arts, he sympathized 
with me, but chose not to waive 
the requirement. When I 
approached Dr. Burns with the 
situation, he also sympathized, 
but chose to support Dean 
Hatley's decision. 

I am tired of being treated 
like a number instead of an 
individual. I pay too much 
tuition to be treated as such. No 
one will frown upon this 
institution for breaking a rule 
that will contribute to the well 
being of a student. 

Like I said before, it's all 
about the benjamins! It's true, 
money does make the world go 
'round, but I do not think that 
Northwestern should capitalize 
on students who are trying to 
better themselves by seeking an 

Debra Parker, Senior 
Journalism student 

The Naked Truth 
Andrew Kolb 

Is telephone registration the answer? 

Northwestern is steadily 
trying to upgrade the 
technology that it offers its 
students. While progress is 
good, new is not always 
necessarily better. 

I'm concerned about 
telephone registration. This is 
the first semester that everyone 
is required to register by phone 

or on the 


I have registered here for 
seven semesters, and at least 
four of those times I have had 
some problem while 
registering. My advisor always 
was able to tell me what the 
problem was or was able to 
help me. Many times, the 

problem was solved in the 
office by a phone call and I was 
not held up at all. 

Now, if I have a problem 
I'll have to figure it out on my 
own or make a special trip to go 
see my advisor. I could 
possibly eat up a whole day 
getting registered. 

I wouldn't be so 

apprehensive if I had not 
experienced so many problems 
in the past. I mean sometimes I 
can't even log on to the internet 
from my apartment. And I am 
expected to trust phone 

I can see why big schools 
like LSU or Southeastern need 
phone registration. With that 

many students who could 
possibly live 30 minutes or an 
hour from school (because the 
cities are much bigger), phone 
registration is convenient. 

But this is Natchitoches 
and this is Northwestern. We 
are smaller and our biggest 
recruiting tool is that at a 
smaller school, the student gets 

more personal attention. Yet 
now we have to register without 
seeing a human. 

I hope that phone 
registration works. In the past 
registration has always been 
pretty easy; I hope the new 
system works as well. 


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"I want to congratulate you boys-it's so refreshing these days to 
hear young people listening to songs about 'mothers'." 

It's your life, Live it my way 

It has been a while since I 
have written an article, but the 
letter sent in last week finally 
gave me something to go off 

I am referring to the letter 
sent in by the African- 
American Caucus and the 
National Pan-Hellenic. 

I think that it is wrong of 
these organizations to lash out 
at the Student Government and 
the Current Sauce, so now I 
lash out at these organizations. 

In the letter you whine, 
yes, I said whine, about the 
outcome of the elected 
homecoming court. All of the 
ladies on the court deserve the 
honor that the student body 
gave them. 

The election booth was 
where it has been for a long 
time. Everyone has the same 
opportunity to go in the Student 
Union and vote. It is called 
being lazy, or not interested, if 
you did not vote. 

Homecoming Court Complaints 

The dates of the election 
were in the paper. Do you 
actually think the SGA just told 
certain people to vote? Whether 
you heard it through hear-say or 
in the paper, over 600 students 
voted. This is about the average 
vote for anything here, so my 
answer to you is, yes, the 
students were represented in the 
homecoming court. 

In this letter both 
organization's state, "It is a 
shame that this campus in 1998 
seems to reflect the same 
attitudes that were visible in 
1950, 1960 and 1970." This is 
absolutely the most outrageous 
comparison I have ever heard. 

In the 50s and 60s, the 
Civil Rights Movement was 
going on. Colleges were 
segregated, African-Americans 
were struggling for rights. Are 
you trying to say that the SGA 
deliberately planned for the 
homecoming court to be void of 
African-Americans? Were any 

African-Americans turned 
away from voting? I think not. 
Lets face it, the last time the 
SGA successfully executed a 
plan was when NSU was still 
called Normal State College. 

As far as the SGA goes, the 
students voted on all members 
of the SGA. Look at it like a 
senator or congressman. You 
elect them, they go to 
Washington and do their best. 
They do not come out and make 
sure you know every little 
detail of what they're doing. 
My point is you have to show 
interest— not get mad at the 
results and try slamming the 
person or persons involved. 

The fact that 60% of 
campus housing is African- 
American has nothing to do 
with what goes on at NSU. 
Every student is equal, whether 
they be African-American, 
White, Asian or Hispanic. No 
one ethnic group is treated 
differently. If they are, please 

tell me so I can bring it to light. 

My point is that just 
because a certain group wasn't 
represented on the court does 
not mean it was deliberate. If 
all the SGA wanted was white 
sorority women on the court, 
they would have put the voting 
booth on Greek Hill. I think 
that every woman on the court 
deserves it, whether Asian, 
African-American, White or 

It's prejudice to label a 
person by their group or skin 
color; the women on the court 
are more than just white Tri 
Sigma's and Phi-Mu's. They 
are captains on the dance line, 
members of the SAB, student 
RA's. The achievements of the 
1998 Homecoming Court are 
endless. The women who did 
not make the court were just as 
worthy. The ones who won just 
happened to be white. 

Sauce Columnist 

Jamie Slayter 

For quite some time 
now, the highly intelligent 
lawmakers of our country have 
decided to make addictive 
drugs like alcohol and tobacco 
legal, all-the-while condemning 
marijuana and putting the poor, 
little plant into the same illegal 
drug category as cocaine and 

Does this make any sense 
to you? I mean, what makes 
marijuana so much more evil, 
than alcohol or tobacco? 
Granted, none of these 
substances are going to be 
winning any nutritional awards 
from the Food and Drug 
Administration anytime soon, 
but if our government can find 
reason to make harmful drugs 
like alcohol and tobacco legal, 
then how can they possibly find 
reason to make marijuana 

. Healthwise, long-term use 
of alcohol can lead to liver or 
heart disease, peptic ulcers, 
hepatitis, and other such icky 
things. Tobacco has been 
proven to cause cancer of the 
mouth, throat and lungs. As for 

Sauce Columnist 

Alex Slaughter 

Everyone who has ever 
been inconvenienced by the 
train here in Natchitoches raise 
your hand. Okay, put them 
down. Is it just me, or is that 
the worst example of civil 
engineering you've ever seen? 

I could understand, you 
know, once in a while. But 
twice in the same day, or more? 
And it's not just that. If you go 
a certain way, you can get stuck 
three times during the passing 
of one train. Does that make 
the same amount of sense to 

Why is weed illegal? 

marijuana, there is a possibility 
that it can lead to the same 
smoking-related cancers as 
tobacco, but in contrast to these 
other drugs, marijuana is not 
physically addictive. In fact, it 
is an herb and comes straight 
from Mother Nature herself. 

Marijuana's non-addictive 
nature in itself makes it much 
less socially destructive than 
addictive substances such as 
alcohol. Consider all of the 
families that have been torn 
apart by a parent whose alcohol 
addiction caused him/her to 
become physically or mentally 
abusive. How many fatal car 
accidents each year are alcohol 
related vs. marijuana related? 

The U.S. Department of 
Health reports that alcohol- 
related deaths total 100,000 
annually(including traffic 
accidents, liver disease, related 

Tobacco is responsible for 
450,000 deaths annually. Other 
illegal drugs account for under 
10,000 fatalities a year. Yet 
among all of the deaths caused 
by various illegal and legal 

drugs, there has never been a 
single fatality caused by 

Unlike some legal drugs, 
marijuana actually has a flip- 
side to its naughty reputation. 

The cannabis plant can be 
very useful in making clothes, 
tennis shoes, rope, and all kinds 
of groovy jewelry. -O.K., in all 
fairness to the beer lovers out 
there, beer can be used to make 
some pretty good tasting "beer 
bread", but that is nothing 
compared to all of the useful 
advantages of the good ol' 
cannabis plant. 

Marijuana may even have 
some medical benefits for 
victims of AIDS and cancer, 
according to some doctors. 

So if marijuana isn't any 
more harmful than alcohol or 
tobacco, then why not make it 
legal? It could be regulated by 
laws just like alcohol or 
tobacco. There could be an age 
minimum of 21 to buy or use it, 
and it could be taxed the same 
as alcohol or tobacco. 

The same laws regarding 
drunk driving would apply in 

some form or another (because 
of the driving impairment 
effects). Exceptions to the law 
would have to be made, of 
course, for the clothing 
manufacturers and medical 
professionals. -And think of all 
the jobs that would be created 
from the cannabis plant 
manufacturing industry! Talk 
about an economy boost! 
Marijuana could greatly benefit 
American farmers by giving 
them alternative crops to plant. 

For heavens sake man, 
even George Washington, one 
of the great founding fathers of 
our country and first president 
of the United States grew 
cannabis. As he put it: "Make 
the most of the hemp seed and 
sow it everywhere"(1794). 
Now who wants to argue with 
George Washington? 

If our government thinks 
that George is great enough to 
have his head frolic about on 
the front of the quarter and the 
dollar, then maybe, one day, 
they'll realize that his 
philosophy on marijuana ain't 
so bad either. 

Pain, Trains & Automobiles 

you as it does me? And what's 
up with the train actually 
STOPPING at times on the 
tracks. ..and then BACKING 
UP? At 5 p.m. on a weekday? 
Despite Natchitoches' low 
population, traffic does build 

While some may see the 
train as only a minor 
inconvenience, it does cause 
problems if you have an 
appointment to attend to, or if 
you happen to have a heart 
attack while in your car at that 

particular point in time. 

The thing is, why does the 
train have to go the way it 
does? It passes through four 
major points in the city. Who 
designed it that way? What 
engineer, in their right mind, 
would make train tracks pass 
through four major points of a 
city? And Natchitoches isn't 
that big, as we all know. 

So is there a solution to this 
problem? Yeah, just tell the 
train conductors that 
Natchitoches is off limits as 

long as it remains inhabited by 
humans. But then, some other 
people somewhere else would 
get mad because their goods 
couldn't be delivered or 
something. Build new tracks? 
Okay that would take money, 
and I'm not paying for it. What 

I guess just sit around and 
complain, and let our milk and 
ice cream spoil and melt in the 
car while the little train frolics 
along slowly, leaving its trail of 
debris in the wake... 


"Have you experienced 
racism at Northwestern?" 


Cynthia Figueroa 

In Puerto Rico, all 
are considered 
Puerto Ricans 
regardless of skin 
color, and to talk 
about them would 
be like insulting 
one or your own. 
Here, talk about a 
different color is 



1 haven't 
experienced any 
myself, but I've 
heard rumors in 
other circles. I've 
heard whites put 
down blacks and 
blacks put down 

Kim Powell 

Norman Tanner 

Definitely. I'm in a 
black fraternity, so I 
get looked at 
differently by both 
whites and blacks. In 
addition, Asians are 
stereotyped as being 
supersmart. it's hard 
to live up to that 
stereotype. I catch it 
from all sides. 


I haven't experienced 
with words, but black 
and white people don't 
talk that much. Up 
North, other colleges, 
there's no racism. 
Here, there's no 
mingling, no 

Donovan Brown 

Page 6 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 3, 1998 


Dancing Under Glass PULKAS' killer screams 

Brant R. Bell 
Staff Reporter 

Dancing Under Glass 
Earache Records 

British metal band with 
wonderfully written music. All 
four band members are 
extremely talented musicians. 

After listening to a few 
songs, I began to wonder if a 
metal band should have such 
complicated and smoothly 
flowing music. By smoothly 
flowing I don't mean soft. I am 
referring to the ease with which 
the band blends its rather heavy 
songs together. 

ENTWINED has the 
basic metal instrument format: 
drums, guitar, bass, plus an 
extra keyboard. Only a few 
heavy bands have pulled off 
using keyboards, such as 
Dream Theater. In fact, 
ENTWINED seems to have 

modeled itself after Dream 
Theater in that it sets a great 

My favorite song on 
Dancing Under Glass is "Red 
Winter," about love 
transcending death. The guitar 
riffs are supercool. 

The rest of the songs 
on the album are also pretty 
good. I really appreciated the 
musical talent, but the songs 
were just not easy to get into. 
Their sounds are a little too 
mechanical (over -produced). 

The main problem I 
had with Dancing Under Glass 
is that the lead vocalist tries to 
sound better than he really is. 
He honestly doesn't have a 
good singing voice, but he trie 
like hell. His best moments are 
when he gets kind of loud and 

So if you don't like 
classic, Iron Maiden-style 
heavy metal, then don't waste 
your time or money on 
ENTWINED. To tell the truth , 
I got burnmed out on some of 
that old stuff long ago, when 

big fat Reebok hi-tops and 
tight-rolled jeans were the 
happening thing. 

Don't get me wrong; I 
love metal and I still treat my 
ears to some 80's stuff every 
once in a while. The only thing 
that was wrong with some 80's 
metal was the fake image that 
went along with it. You know 
what I mean: make-up and big 
hair and that all-so-cheesy 
Satanic crap. (If a band is 
confident in its music it doesn't 
need to hide behind an image, 
like Marylin Manson does 
today. I mean, what are you 
buying when you purchase a 
Manson CD? Music or his sick 
image? Personally I would 
love to just kick the living #%# 
out of him.) 

The musicians of 
ENTWINED have their 
musical acts together, though. 
Dancing Under Glass is a great 
example of the musical 
blending of four very talented 

Brant R. Rell 
Staff Reporter 

Earache Records 

If you have 
listened to metal or 
alternative music in the 
last five or six years, you 
have heard a band like 
Pulkas. Pulkas does not 
break open any bag of 
new musical tricks with 
their album Greed. 

This band 
delivers a powerful 
mixture of alternative 
style music with a touch 
of screaming metal. 
This combination is 
nothing new, but it still 
rocks. The best way to 
describe their music would be 
heavy alternative. Just imagine 
TOOL'S vibe with a little more 
distortion and a lot more in- 
your -face style screaming. 
There are 1 1 tracks on the CD, 

but not one of them really 
stands out. On the other hand, 
none of them stink, either. 
Most of the songs have the 
same format; that is, they tend 
to have the same style beat, the 
same guitar effects, the same 

basic vocal style, and the same 
heavy ending. 

One thing this band 
does have is a groove. The 
band members seem to all be on 
the same page. Their songs are 


easy to get in to. 

The only thing that 
doesn't fit is the lead vocalist's 
British-like accent. Not that 
I'm a super patriot or anything 
but his David Bowie accent just 
does not really mix well with 
their heavy and sharp 
style. The best vocals on 
the CD are when the singer 
rips apart your speakers 
with a killer scream. 
Unlike some other bands, 
PULKAS does not wear 
out the screaming style of 
vocals. Some bands growl 
and scream from start to 
finish and this tends to 
take away the intensity of 
a properly timed yell in the 
first place. 

So if you are looking to 
discover a different realm 
of music, PULKAS may 
not be for you. But if you 
want to forget about musical 
classifications and just blow 
your eardrums out with some 
very intense music, check this 
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Supernatural amnesia from dc Talk 

Becky Shumake 
Staff Reporter 

dc Talk 

Virgin Records 

dc Talk's latest release, 
Supernatural, is the band's 
sixth release since their 
formation in 1989. The group 
has won three Dove Awards, 

including Artist of the Year in 
1996. Their other two Dove 
Awards were for their biggest 
hit, "Jesus Freak." 

Supernatural is an 
extremely mediocre release for 
a band that has been involved 
in Christian music for so long. 
They have totally changed 
their style from their earlier 
releases. Some of the music 
has a high-energy sound that is 
decent but the majority of the 

songs have an annoying, 80's 

One of the most basic 
factors of Christian music is 
lyrics. The purpose of 
Christian music is to glorify 
God and praise His name. The 
lyrics on Supernatural are very 
weak. Of the CD's 14 songs, 
the words "Jesus" and "God" 
are only mentioned in four 
songs. Listeners will really 
have to search this album to 

find any clear scriptural 
references. The majority of the 
songs will leave the listener 
asking,"Why is this considered 
Christian music?" 

dc Talk does manage to 
redeem itself on a few of the 
songs. "Red Letters," a song 
that celebrates the words of 
Christ, stresses the importance 
of the Bible and its teachings: 
"What you say moves me/ 
Revelation come and take me/ 

The more I look, the more I see/ 
The Word of God is all I need." 

I must admit, there are 
a few cool songs on , 
Supernatural, but for every 
good song, dc Talk seems to 
throw in two songs that reflect 
more of what is pleasing to the 
world than what is pleasing to 
the Lord. 

The worst song on the 
cd is definitely "Godsend." 
The song is a cheesy love song 

that is totally inappropriate in 
Christian music. 

I feel really bad for not 
praising a Christian band that 
has influenced so many people 
over the years. Sadly, it 
appears to me that these 
former "Jesus Freaks," like so 
many other groups, have 
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Alumni added to Long Purple Line 

Melissa A, Robertson 
Staff Reporter 

Three retiree's and two 
graduates were inducted Friday 
in the NSU Hall of Distinction, 
the Long Purple Line. 

The inductees of the Long 
Purple Line are chosen because 
of their impact on NSU and 
Natchitoches' community. Dr. 
Mildred Hart Bailey, Jesse L. 
Boucher, Eugene Christmas, 
Robert F. Kelley, and Lucile 
Hendrick were inducted as a 
part Of Homecoming Week. 

Bailey, a graduate and 
retiree of Northwestern, served 
as a professor, department head, 
and dean of Graduate Students 
and Research before retiring in 
1989. Northwestern's top 
faculty research award was 
named in honor of Bailey. 
Bailey, who passed away in 
1995, was actively involved in 

the historic preservation 
of Natchitoches. She 
restored the Chaplin 
House and helped form 
the Natchitoches Historic 

Jesse L. Boucher, a 
1935 graduate of the 
Louisiana Normal 
College, was elected 
president of the student 
body his senior year. 
After graduating, 
Boucher taught for two 
years before entering the 
Navy. Adter leaving the 
Navy, Boucher entered 
the Army-Air Force 
where he served from 
1942 to 1946, leaving as a 
captain. Boucher was 
also elected mayor of 
Springhill and has 
continued to serve 
Northwestern as a charter 
member of the President's 

Long Purple Line inductees are:(L to R) Robert Kelley, Dr. Mildred 
Bailey, Lucile Hendrick, Jesse Boucher, and Eugene Christmas 

Council and and an active 

One of NSU's most 
popular athletic figures, Eugene 

Christmas, served as an athletic 
trainer from 1964 to his 
retirement in 1989. Christmas, 
a 1955 graduate of 

Guarding against the flu 

David Sullivan 
Health Columnist 

It's the morning and you 
feel a little colder than usual 
waking up. You slip into the 
stall for a nice hot shower and 
ten seconds after the steaming 
hot water coats your body, you 
fall down. Then, you are so 
weak that you barely have 
enough strength to turn off the 
valve. This has happened to 
many people who unwittingly 
attempt a hot shower to 
remedy the sometimes chilling 
effects of a fever brought 
about by influenza, better 
known as the flu. 

It is not too late to get flu 
shots. Most doctors 

recommend flu shots between 

the months of October through 
November which are 
inexpensive and can usually 
be injected by your family 

On ABC News last 
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strongly encouraged those 
with diabetes and those of 
ages are 65 and older to get the 
shot every year because those 
with diabetes are six times 

more likely 
the flu season, 

to end up 
with flu 
Also during 

deaths among 

those with diabetes increase 5 
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deaths occur in diabetes 
patients due to influenza and 
pneumonia each year. 

There is also a Pneumonia 

shot (Pneu shot) available now 
which is claimed to be very 
effective in fighting viruses 
which lead to pneumonia, and 
in most people, only has to be 
injected once in a life time. 
This is available to anyone 
who wants it and once again is 
encouraged among those with 
diabetes and those of age 65 
and over. 

Many people complain 
that the flu shot makes them 
sick or actually causes them to 
catch the flu. but all doctors 
questioned report that those 
people are more than likely 
victims of bad timing, i.e. it is 
possible to catch the flu within 
2 days of inoculation. Some 
people (less than 1 percent of 
the population) are allergic to 

eggs, and unfortunately the 
viruses for the flu shots are 
grown in hens eggs (and later 
killed) which means if you are 
one of these people, you may 
feel feverish and achy for a 
day after the shot but it was 
not reported to have life 
threatening effects. 

All in all, with exception 
to pregnant women, who 
should consult a doctor before 
getting the shot, and the egg 
impaired, the flu shot is 
reported to be completly 
harmless to any one who does 
not want to catch the flu. 
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at 357-5351 if you are 
interested in receiving a flu 
shot or a pneu shot. 

Accessibility: an 
ongoing battle 

Heather Patton 
Staff Reporter 

For many students and 
faculty, accessibility for 
disable students is not on 
their priority list. They'd like 
more parking spaces, 
completion of road 
construction and other things. 
But for those who face this 
everyday, accommodations 
are a necessity. 

Northwestern is 
currently working on projects 
to help make the university 
more accessable to disabled 

"Northwestern, through 
the years, has been 
developing a campus that is 
conveniently accessible to 
the physically disabled," 
Waddy Norman, head of the 
University's Physical Plant, 
said. 'This has been done 
mainly with in-house 
personnel as time and finance 
are made available." 
Norman also said one of the 
longest accessibility projects 
University has 


undertaken so far has been 
l he Center Campus 
Academic Cluster Pedestrian 
Plaza Project. Two phases of 
this project have already 
been completed, which 
totally eliminated vehicular 
traffic in an area between 
Kyser Hall, Williamson Hall 
and Fournet Hall, three of the 
University's main academic 

Other projects completed or 
tinder construction are 
^dewalks from Roy Hall to 
Lakefront, Sabine Hall to 
Sibley Street, the infirmary to 

Varnado Hall, Married 
Student Housing, South Hall 
and Greek Hill. The projects 
with sidewalks and ramps are 
Kyser to Williamson, the PE. 
majors parking lot, the 
Teacher's Ed. Center, Dodd 
Hall, Sabine Halland the 
Fine Arts building. 

These changes are being 
made so that Northwestern 
can comply with the 
Americans with Disabilities 
Act, often called ADA. 

Other ADA projects are 
improvements to Dodd Hall 
rest rooms, eight desks for 
wheelchair students, 
handicapped bathrooms in 
Rapides and 

Already this year 
sidewalks and bridges from 
The Columns Apartments to 
Caddo and updates to the 
elevator controls in Kyser 
Hall have been completed. 

Elevators in Roy Hall 
and the Student Union, curb 
cuts, ramps and a pedestrian 
crosswalk are next in line for 
completion. The total 
expenses of the future plans 
as well as projects already 
completed total $1,116,694. 

"At this time with all the 
construction going on, it is 
not very accessible. 
Hopefully, when everything 
is completed, it will be one of 
the more accessible 
campuses in this state," 
Jeremy Poe, Treasurer of the 
CAN-DO club, said. 

CAN-DO is the 
disability organization on 
campus and is open to all 
students with or without a 

Here is one of the new sidewalks being built between 
Kyser and Williamson. This is one of the many sidewalks 
being constructed on campus to improve accessibility for 
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Northwestern earned the 
nickname "Smiley" for his 
ever-present smile. He was 
chosen as Natchitoches' "Man 
of the Year" in 1976 and was 
inducted into the Graduate "N" 
Club Hall of Fame. 

A 1958 graduate, Robert F. 
Kelley has held extensive titles 
across Louisiana. Kelley 
served on the Board of 
Governors of the New Orleans 
Public Library, the Board of 
Trustees for the Louisiana 
Nature Center, and the 
Democratic National 
Committee's Business 
Council. He is also a member 
of several organizations such 
as The Executive's Club of 
Chicago, the U.S. -Mexico 
Chamber of Commerce, and 
the European Policy Center of 

After graduating from the 
Louisiana State Normal 
College in 1929, Lucile 
Hendrick taught for over a year 
before serving as assistant 
manager of the A.O. Hendrick 
Grocery in Shreveport. In 
1959, Hendrick returned to 
NSU as assistant Dean of 
Women until 1963, when she 
became dean of women. She 
remained dean until she retired 

in 1974. Hendrick has been 
involved in various community 
activities such as volunteering 
at the Veteran's Affairs 
Hospital in Shreveport and 
several nursing homes in 
Natchitoches. She is a charter 
member of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta 
and Purple Jackets. 

Dr. Randall Webb believes 
the new inductees will 
continue the tradition of the 
Long Purple Line. 

These five individuals are 
people who have brought great 
distinction and honor to 
Northwestern," said Webb. 
"We are glad to honor them for 
all they have done for this 
institution and their 

Dr. Steve Horton, director 
of alumni affairs, agrees that 
the five inductees represent 
those few individuals who 
continue to serve NSU 
throughout their lives. 

"These individuals have 
contributed greatly to 
Northwestern," Horton said. 
"It is great that we have an 
honor to give to such 

Foster makes 
Fine Arts more 
than lectures 

Debra Parker 
Contributing Writer 

Fine arts professor Chris 
Foster uses unique methods to 
entice students to learn. 

"I've always wanted to 
approach this class from a 
unique angle," said Foster. 
"My goal is to give my 
students an insight of what 
really goes on in the theatre. 
Appreciation of the theatre 
begins with an understanding 
of it." 

The basic structure of 
Foster's class has always been 
unique. The majority of the 
lecture is based on elements 
that bring the theatre together 
rather than the history behind 

The week the lecture was 
about costumes, sets and props, 
Foster brought examples of 
such items to class. The props 
included a cape worn in the 
performance of A Midsummer 
Night's Dream, that was 
designed on campus. They 
also viewed a cake prop that as 
made out of styrofoam and 
plaster, as well as a replicated 

When the lecture 
concerned performances, 
Foster asked some upper class 
men to visit his class to 
perform some monologues and 
scenes in order to give the 
students a visual aid of what a 
performance really entails. 

Instead of reading about it in a 
text book, the students were 
able to view how much 
preparation goes into a piece 
that may only last a few 

"Sammy Brewster and I 
did a scene from Hamlet, that 
specifically called for a fight to 
the death," Henry Lee Layton 
Jr., a senior theatre major, said. 
"We choreographed it and 
made it fit our own personal 
interpretations of what 
occurred in that fight." 

Freshman Tasha Simpson 
enjoys having Foster as a 

"He's cool and explains 
the information really well," 
said Simpson. "He broke down 
the theatre so I can understand 
it and relate to it. I really 
enjoyed the student actor she 
brought in. Class is never 
boring with him because he 
always keeps me laughing 
about something." 

Foster says that he is 
receiving positive feedback 
from his students. 

"I enjoy my students, and 
they seem to enjoy my 
lectures," Foster said. "Many 
of the students have 
recomended my class to their 
friends. I really appreciate 
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Cross country team places fourth 

Terry Kilgore 
Managing Editor 

The rainstorm that hit the 
Natchitoches area Sunday may 
have provided a soggy track for 
the Southland Conference 
Cross Country Championships 
but it did not dampen the mood 
of the NSU men and women as 
they both finished in fourth 
place in the 11 -team field. 

"We are not surprised at all 
by how well we did," NSU 
head track coach Leon Johnson 
said. "We have been running 
real well. We knew we could 
finish pretty high and we did." 

Johnson said the wet 
conditions provided for a slow 
pace but did not especially 
hinder the NSU runners. 

"The thing about the 
conditions is that everybody 
ran in them." Johnson said. "It 
may have hurt us a little more 
than the other teams because 
we have good track guys." 

Leading the NSU men was 
standout Mark Keough, who 
finished sixth overall in the 72- 
man field. Keough ran the race 
in 26:05, pacing the men to its 
highest ever finish in 

"Overall I did very 
excellent," Keough said. "It 
was my best place so far this 
year against top-ranked teams. 
I lapped McNeese's top runner, 
Keith Dolan, and after that J 
just let my mind wander." 

Finishing behind Keough 

and scoring for NSU was 
Danon O' Kelly (22), Chris 
Baker (29), Juan Londono (30) 
and Hector Andujo (35). 

Baker said the wet track 
did affect the race, some more 
than others. 

"The course was wet in 
several spots," Baker said. "I 
think Danon (O'KeUy) even 
lost one of his shoes and had to 
finish the race barefooted. It 
was wet and slick." 

McNeese swept the 
competition, scoring 60 points 
to take the men's side of the 
draw. Stephen F. Austin was 
second with 83 points, 
followed by UT-San Antonio 
(108), NSU (122), Texas- 
Arlington (123), SW Texas 
(126), Sam Houston (130), 
Lamar (187), Nicholls (209), 
SW Louisiana (285) and 
Northeast (308). 

Henrik Skoog of Texas- 
Arlington was the overall 
winner on the men's side with a 
time of 25:05. 

Baker summed up the 
mood quite well for the NSU 

"This was the best ever 
finish in Northwestern 
history," Baker said. "I am 
happy. We are all very happy." 

The NSU women also 
posted a solid fourth-place 
finish, trailing only 
powerhouse McNeese, Stephen 
F. Austin and Texas-Arlington. 
Women's coach Dean Johnson 
was bitter-sweet about his 

team's finish. 

"I am both pleased and dis- 
pleased," Johnson said. "1 am 
definitely pleased with our 
high finish because I knew we 
were capable of it. But at the 
same time I know we have the 
ability to be in the top three in 
conference year-in and year- 
out with the caliber of runners 
we have in this program." 

Scoring for the NSU 
women were Christal Traylor 
(9), Jodie Gowdy (17), Chante 
Daily (22), Liza Mulholland 
(33) and Molly Wingard (35). 
Johnson said the this 
performance gives the NSU 
women something to build 
upon for next years 

"This meet really makes us 
optimistic for next year," 
Johnson said. "Everyone will 
be returning, so the 
possibilities are unlimited for 
the future." 

Following the NSU 
women were Southeastern 
Louisiana (121), Sam Houston 
(134), SW Texas (141), Texas- 
San Antonio (185), Northeast 
(187) and Lamar (266). 

McNeese showed its 
dominance, landing the top 
three women's finishers led by 
Sarah Salmon with a time of 
17:58. Denise Brady and Sita 
Wary finished second and 
third, respectively, for 

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Johnson was happy with 
the competition and intensity 
showed throughout the meet by 
the teams, noting the 

But Fall 

David Beaver 
Staff Reporter 

For the NSU Volleyball 
team, the season has had its 
twists and turns. 

This past week was no 
different in two home 
matches against Northeast 
Louisiana and McNeese 

Tuesday night, the 
Demons hosted the Lady 
Indians of NLU. 

Last season, the 
Demons defeated Northeast 
here, and earlier this season 
in Monroe, the Demons gave 
an impressive run, leading in 
the first two games before 
falling. However, this time 
around was just quite not the 

The Demons started 
quite competitively, 
matching NLU shot for shot 
in the first game, before 
falling 15-12. In the second 

Northwestern struggled 
effensively, losing 15-3. 
However, they were able to 
regroup in the third game, 
out hitting the Indians in a 
15-9 win. 

Then in the fourth game, 
the Demons played well 
defensively, but the offense 
couldn't balance it out. as 
Northeast won the match 15- 
12, 15-3, 9-15, 15-8. 

Lisa Abner, who has 
been a solid starter for the 
Demons the past three 
weeks, led Northwestern 
with 10 kills and 14 digs. 

April Addeo contributed 
10 kills and 8 digs, and 
Jessica Smith looked good 
as well, with 6 kills and a 
team-high 15 digs 
defensively. Missy Krause 
was solid as usual, totaling 
33 assists for the match, and 
adding 1 1 digs of her own 

Friday night hoped to 
prove better for the Demons, 
as McNeese State came 
rolling into town. After all, 
it was homecoming 
weekend, the annual parade 
had just subsided, and as Phi 
Mu Alpha gave its rousing 
version of the national 
anthem to the volleyball fans 
at Prather, it was time to do 

And battle the Demons 
did. They matched 

McNeese in all aspects 
statistically, except the 
scoreboard. The Demons 
started well and things only 
got closer in the second 
game, forcing the Cowgirls 
to score 1 9 points to win the 

But McNeese was able 
to escape with the match 15- 
10, 19-17, 15-5. 

For the Demons, it was 
almost like same song 
second verse. Abner 
continues to impress 
leading the team with 13 
kills and 11 digs. Addeo 
again was sharp as well, 
totaling 1 1 kills and a team 
high 18 digs. Smith was also 
impressive as usual, with 9 
kills and 13 digs. Krause 
amassed 43 assists in this 
one to go along with her 10 

The Demons next get 
Grambling tonight here at 
Prather Coliseum at 7:00pm. 

competition in the Southland 
Conference is outstanding. 

"Overall it was a great 
competition," Johnson said. 

'"This is such a great 
conference. NSU is fortunate 
to belong to such a top-notch 

News Bureau 

Lori Dyer returns a serve in volleyball 
action for NSU. 

Athlete of the 

Athlete of the 

Tony Taylor 

The freshman 
tailback recorded a 
season high recorded a 
season high 161 yards 
rushing against the Troy 
State Trojans. Taylor 
carried the ball 23 
times including a 
touchdown run of 41 
yards. The Demons 
move to 6-2 overall and 
3-1 in the SFL 
Upcoming Home Contests 

Football-October 31 
2 p.m. vs. Sam Houston 

April Addeo 

The sophomore 
middle hitter turned in 
21 kills against 
conference opponents 
Northeast and 
McNeese. April helped 
the team on with 26 
digs in those two 

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Demons get deja vu, lose 14-13 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Goal line situations 
proved fatal as the Troy State 
Trojans budged the 
Northwestern State Demons 
14-13 in conference football 
action Saturday afternoon. 

The Demons got within 
the 35-yard line on six 
occasions, kicking field goals 
during two drives, both by 
Thomas Latoof. Northwestern 
netted 328 yards total offense 
to Troy's 276. 

Troy State lost to the 
Demons last year by the same 

This loss ended a nine- 
game home field and an eight- 
game Southland Football 

League winning streak. It 
formed a four-way tie for the 
lead in the Southland with 
Troy State, Northwestern, 
McNeese and Jacksonville 
State battling for the champion 
and playoff spot. 

"I thought we played well 
enough to win, maybe better 
than they did, but it seemed 
like there were spurts where 
they controlled and made the 
difference, like at the end when 
we couldn't stop them," 
Demon head coach Sam 
Goodwin said. 'They won the 
game. I believe if we get the 
ball back at the end, we would 
win the game somehow, but we 
did not get it back. They made 
the plays and we didn't." 

Northwestern's Tony 

Taylor, who filled the shoes of 
senior tailback Ronnie Powell, 
rushed for 161 yards on 23 
carries, his second 100-yard 
game of his career. 

"I think I did well," Taylor 
commented. "The front line 
and fullback blocked well for 

Senior quarterback Warren 
Patterson, though throwing for 
155 yards, threw two 
interceptions capping a 51- 
straight passing streak without 
an interception. 

"We came out hard but 
comfortable," Patterson said. 
"Troy was too good a team to 
do that with. One occasion, we 
put it in the red zone, but just 
did not execute." 

The Purple Swarm acted 

in spurts as well as Mike Green 
and LaDann Thomas both led 
the defense with nine tackles 

"We went out and got 
overanxious," Robert Daniel, a 
senior defensive line standout, 
noted. "This caused us to miss 
key plays. We played great but 
just missed opportunities." 

The Demon scored on its 
first possession when Taylor 
ran 41 yards with 12:10 left in 
the first quarter giving 
Northwestern an early 7-0 
lead. Taylor acquired 74 of the 
80-yards in this drive alone. 

"It was a 28 option," 
Taylor continued. "Brian and 
Chris Pritchett threw great 

Troy State lit the 

scoreboard five minutes later 
as tailback Phillip Jones ran for 
3 yards, tying the game at 7-7. 

"Our offensive line really 
stepped up," Jones said. "They 
did what they had to do against 
a sound defense. They put 8 or 
9 in the box. We used the 
option to get outside, and that 
really set up the inside game 
down at the end of the game." 

Daniel recovered a fumble 
by Thad Buttone on the Troy 
20. The Demons moved to the 
Troy 14 but settled for a 31- 
yard field goal by LaToof at 
the close of the first quarter, 
inching the Demons to 10-7. 

The Trojans took the lead 
14-10 when Wayne Thomas 
ran a right sweep for 6 yards 
with 11:17 left in the second 


After moving the ball to 
the Troy 7, the Demons had to 
settle for a 24-yard field goal 
by LaToof after losing two 
yards on a third-and-one 

Northwestern (6-2, 3-1) 
travels to Alabama to take on 
the Jacksonville State 
Gamecocks. Troy (6-2, 3-1) 
travels to Lakes Charles to do 
battle with McNeese. 

"We told them when they 
went in (for the last drive) that 
they did not have to come out," 
Trojan head coach Larry 
Blakeney claimed. "Our 
offensive line and Wayne and 
Phillip came out and pounded 
it right to them." 

Vol. 87 

News Bureau 

Tailback Tony Taylor has more than adequately filled the shoes of 
Ronnie Powell the last two games. Taylor has gained over 100 yards 
in each contest as Powell nurses an injured ankle. 

Miss. St. edged 
NSU, soccer 
preps for SLC 
Tourney Friday 

Rondray Hill 
Staff Reporter 

A shorthanded Demon 
soccer team lost a tough 2-0 
decision to Division I-A 





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Let's start 

Talk about 
football weekends, 
from the top. 

Northwestern dropped its 
homecoming game and shot at 
an undefeated conference 
record to Troy State. Was this 
painful of what? Sitting there 
in the stands, you just knew the 
Demons were going to get that 
ball back and win the game. 
You just knew it. 

Alas, it was not meant to 


My main gripe is with the 
schedule maker. Aren't you 
supposed to have a team on 
your schedule for homecoming 
that is, shall we say, a 

There are plenty of things 
going on during homecoming 
week that could distract 
players. Even the most 
focussed team could have 
problems keeping light on the 
task at hand. 

I think the Demons needed 
a good dose of Arkansas Tech 
or Henderson State instead of a 
perennial powerhouse such as 
Troy State. 

Before we start pushing 
the panic button, we need to 
realize that NSU is still in good 
shape. True, the Demons do 
need help to win sole 
possession of the conference 
championship. They are very 
likely to get that help as Troy 
must venture to Lake Charles 
next week to take on McNeese. 

NSU needs to win out, 
something they are very 
capable of doing. If 
Northwestern ends up tied with 
anybody other than Troy State 
at the end of the year, they are 

the champs. 

Switching gears a bit, hats 
off to the Demon cross country 
teams for their fourth-place 
finish in the conference meet 
Monday morning. 

Head men's coach Leon 
Johnson and women's coach 
Dean Johnson do an 
outstanding job with the track 
team. This year was the 
highest-ever finish by the mens 
cross .country team, and the 
women should be better than 
ever next year as they will 
return their entire team. 

Hoops get 
under way 


Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Within two weeks, 
Northwestern State Demon 
basketball will be under way. 

Last season the Demons 
finished 10-6 in the Southland 
Conference, their best finish 
since joining the SLC. 
Despite the loss of seniors 
Ryan Bundy, Charles Duncan, 
Dameon McQuarters, Seth 
Legrand and Sam Alexander, 
head coach J.D. Barnett feels 
that speed and size will come 
to the Demons aid. 

"We should be quicker 
and more able to match up 
and defend the type of player 
that succeeded year after year 
in the Southland — the 6-3 to 
6-4 slashers," Barnett said. 
"We hope the guys we are 
bringing in will recognize 
their opportunity, demonstrate 
the toughness and mental 
alertness that will earn them 
playing time, and take on the 
challenge that faces our 
program to be competitive in 
the conference." 

Returning from last 
season is sophomore guard 
Alann Polk, who started in 
three games and is the top 
scorer with a 6.3 average. 
Also on hand to help out is 
backup point guard Josh 
Hancock, who averaged 2.9 
points per game, had 50 
assists, 43 turnovers and 25 
steals in 27 games. Finally, 
coming back from last year is 
Charles Thompson who had a 

48 percent shooting 

The Demons also have 
some newcomers to back up 
last year's veterans. 

The head of the recruiting 
class is Richard Taylor. The 
6-3 perimeter player averaged 
18 points, nine rebounds, 4 
assists and 4 steals, leading 
Faulkner State Community 
College to ranking in the Top 
10 in scoring rebounding and 
assists. When stepping to the 
free throw line, Taylor had a 
70 percent aim. 

Other top newcomers are 
forwards Kenton Fisher and 
Jerrold McRae, Jr. and guard 
Ryan Duplessis. ail juco 

Barnett earned his 300th 
division one coaching win last 
season. He is best known for 
forging the careers of 
Kentucky head coach Tubby 
Smith, Minnesota 
Timberwolves coach Flip 
Saunders, and Tim Floyd, 
coach in waiting of the 
Chicago Bulls. 

The Demons begin 
exhibition play on Nov. 9 
when they play Vasda USA. 
Then they take take a long 
road trip, stopping at 
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, 
Mississippi State, and 
Grambling before playing 
Louisiana Tech, Belhaven and 
Louisiana College at home. 

Conference play begin s 
for the Demons Jan. 4 when 
they play Sam Houston State. 

Mississippi State on Sunday, 
despite holing the Lady 
Bulldogs scoreless in the 
second half and ten saves by 
Tiffany Swingler. 

THe nonconference loss 
now makes today's game 
against McNeese more 
important, as the Demons (9-7- 
2) will need victory to clinch 
second place in the SLC 

"It was a very 
disappointing game, because 
Mississippi State is a team we 
can beat," Demon head coach 
Pete Watkins said, "even 
though they play in Division I- 
a, we still have the talent to beat 

The Lady Bulldogs, who 
finished the season Sunday 3- 
14-1, scored both of their goals 
in the first 17 minutes of play, 
and sending 28 shots on goal to 

The Lady Bulldogs also 
kept the explosive Demons 
offense in check, especially by 
keeping offensive leader Amy 
Fulkeron occupied. 

"Amy has been marked out 
the past couple of games," 
Watkins said. "Other teams 
know how dangerous she can 
be, so they have prepared to try 
to shut her down." 

The Demons have been 
injury ridden, with injuries to 
defensive captain Janet 
Callahan and freshman 
sensation Brittany Cargill. Both 
are very questionable for the 
SLC Tournament, which starts 

Friday at Nacogdoches, Tex. 

One of the bright spots in 
Sunday's loss was the return of 
freshman Shannon Bramble, 
who has not seen action since 
suffering a shin injury on Sept. 

"We're really going to be 
shorthanded these next couple 
of games.," Watkind continued. 
" We don't really have the 
depth to replace those two." 

The last time the Demons 
faced McNeese, Cargill scored 
the game-winning goal in the 
second half. The Demons will 
ned somebody to step up and 
produce the same results in 
this, a must win game for the 

A loss duel drop the 
Demons to third overall in the 

"We really want to win 
against McNeese and hopefully 
that will give us some 
momentum for the 
tournament," Watkins added. 

And momentum they will 
need, as they are no longer the 
underdog in the tournament. 
As defending champions, the 
Demons know that a lot of 
expectations come with 
winning, and that a lot teams 
will have their eyes set on 
upsetting the champions. 

It a position Coach 
Watkins believes his team is 
ready for and embraces. 


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'Northwestern State University 

Vol. 87, No. /ft, o pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, November 10, 1998 

Students by day; 
officers by night 

Photo by Courtney LaCour 

Officer Sonia Chavez, senior criminal 
justice major, and Officer David McFarland, 
junior hospitality, tourism and management 
major, are part of the Natchitoches City Police 
Reserve Unit. 

Courtney LaCour 
Staff Reporter 

While most students learn 
about their future careers in the 
classroom, one group of 
students is using real-life 
experience to gain knowledge 
of their chosen fields. 

Several students are 
officers in the Natchitoches 
City Police Reserve Unit, 
which is used as a supplement 
to the city police department. 

These officers are given the 
same responsibilities as full- 
time officers, including 
patrolling and making arrests. 
The only difference, however, 
is that reserve officers work on 
a strictly volunteer basis. 

"The only difference is [the 
full-time officers] get a 

Thomas resigns amidst 
recording controversy 

paycheck," Jesse Taitano, unit 
commander of the Reserve 
Unit, said. "We basically do 
everything the regular police 
officers do." 

Taitano, senior criminal 
justice major, has been a part of 
the unit for more than two 
years. He said those interested 
in becoming a reserve officer 
must undergo 280 hours of 
local instruction. 

This instruction provides 
people with intensive training 
in all aspects of law 
enforcement, including its 
history, the use of firearms and 
other weapons, ticket writing 
and paperwork. 

Once they have completed 
their training, these officers are 
required to work at least 20 
hours a month. This includes 
patrolling area football and 
basketball games, various 
community events and the 
Annual Natchitoches Christmas 

Even though being an 
officer requires a great deal of 
hard work and dedication, 
students said it gives them 
invaluable experience that they 
cannot learn in the classroom. 

Roger Herrington, senior 
general studies major, has been 
an officer in the Reserve Unit 
for a year-and-a-half. He said 
being a part of this unit has 
helped him gain important 
skills that he can use for any 

"I have a strong interest in 
law enforcement," Herrington 
said. "I've learned a lot about 
the community and how to deal 
with all kinds of people." 

Sonia Chavez, senior 
criminal justice major, is one of 
the newest officers in the unit. 
She said she decided to become 
a reserve officer because it 
would be an excellent 
opportunity to get a first-hand 
look at her chosen field of 

"This is giving me a lot of 
experience," Chavez said. 
"This teaches you how to deal 
with the public, street smarts 
and how to survive. This will 
help me in my future career 
because I'll already have the 
training for survival, firearms, 
et cetera." 

Those students who are not 
studying law enforcement find 
the Reserve Unit to be a unique 
chance to learn important 
people skills. 

David McFarland, junior 
hospitality, management and 
tourism major, said being an 
officer has given him a deeper 
respect for police officers that 
he did not have in the past. He 
said he became an officer 
because he wanted to give back 
to the community. 

In fact, Taitano said if it 
was not for the 33 officers in 
the unit, the police department 
would have to spend a great 
deal of money on hiring full- 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Staff Reporter 

The Faculty Senate 
recently underwent changes 
as Fleming Thomas, the 
senate's secretary, resigned 
unexpectedly in the midst of 
questions concerning his style 
of writing minutes. 

"The greatest tragedy I 
could conceive for the faculty 
senate in my tenure on it, and 
especially as its president, is 
the loss of our colorful, 
efficient, effective, aggressive 
and opinionated secretary by 
sudden resignation," Dr. 
William Swain, president of 
the faculty senate, said. 

"As far as I'm concerned, 
it's a dead issue," Thomas 

Thomas, secretary for 
almost eight years, documents 
the senate's meetings in an 
unorthodox manner by 
mterjecting his own 
comments into the minutes. 

"In the minutes of the 
September meeting, a round 
Anglo-Saxon oath appeared 
as a means of expressing 
secretarial frustration with a 
Particular issue," Swain 

Since many faculty 
Members are unable to attend 
tne senate meetings, the 
Minutes are distributed. 

"The appearance of a cuss 
w °rd in the minutes happened 
to coincide with the 
a £creditation team's visit to 
tlle college of nursing," 
^ain said. "It was at that 
Point that the secretary, 
a Pparently finding himself 
e *>barrassed by the discussion 
of his style of writing the 
mi nutes, suddenly resigned 
and left." 6 

At the time, Thomas gave 

no indication as to why he 
was resigning. 

DIVISION," Thomas stated in 
an e-mail. 

"1 want to make it very 
plain that no one in the senate 
took any action against Mr. 
Thomas," Swain said. 

The senate had mixed 
emotions about Thomas' 

"Numerous people, and 
especially I, as senate 
president, have sought 
repeatedly to persuade 
Fleming not to resign, but to 
continue as secretary of the 
senate," Swain said. 

"I encouraged him to 
reconsider his resignation," 
Dr. Richard Jensen, senator 
from the Louisiana Scholars' 
College, said. "Whoever is 
secretary usually gets 
criticized for one thing or 

Some members of the 
State Board of Trustees 
follow the activities of the 
faculty senate simply because 
of Thomas' unusual writing 

"During the brief 
discussion, a number of 
senators, and I as senate 
president, expressed support 
and appreciation for the job 
Fleming was doing, and for 
his style in writing the 
minutes, which has attracted 
the attention and readership 
for the minutes in places 
advantageous to us, including 

Baton Rouge," Swain said. 

"Correct parliamentary 
procedure is so restricting, 
don'cha think?" stated 
Thomas in the minutes from a 
past meeting of the Senate. 

Thomas also included 
personal comments in his 

"Carl [Jones] probably 
ate a box of Turns for dinner," 
he stated, for instance. 

Thomas not only reported 
the business, but often 
critiqued it as well. 

"Arms were going up and 
down like a bunch of 
cheerleaders at a winning 
foo'bawl game," stated 

Thomas described his 
writing style once in the 

"It is has been my 
tradition foi these past several 
years to try and keep the 
faculty senate minutes in a 
way that will both entertain 
and encourage you to read 
them. I have, admittedly, 
taken some small pleasure in 
writing about the foibles of 
the academic mind, which, 
when unleashed outside the 
classroom, seems capable of 
reflecting some other curious 
attitudes," stated Thomas. 

Although Thomas has 
resigned as secretary, he will 
continue to work with the 
faculty senate in the area of 

The secretarial position 
will be filled at the senate's 
next meeting on Tuesday, 
November 17. 

"In short, an NSU faculty 
senate bereft of its 
distinguished secretary and 
his minutes is a Senate bereft 
of a force that distinguishes it 
from the ordinary," stated 

Homosexuals need 
to be treated fairly 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

What some students may 
not have known is that there 
is a minority of gays and 
lesbians on campus. 

Those students, like 
heterosexual students, must 
deal with academic and social 
pressures associated with 
college life, except with a 

For many gays and 
lesbians on campus, their 
social lives revolve around 
hanging out at their own 
homes or at houses of friends 
and going to gay bars. 

"It's sad that the only place 
that we can feel safe is at a 
gay bar," Bruce Boeling, 
president of Lambda, said. 

Others share Boeling's 

"I feel safe behind the 
wall of a gay bar," said a 
student who asked to remain 

Lambda, the 
University's organization for 
gays, lesbians and 
homosexual rights supporters, 
offers many of these students 
a sense of normalization. For 
some students, Lambda 
helped them to openly admit 
their homosexuality. 

. "It gave me a good reason 
to reinvent myself," said one 
student of the organization. 

Boeling stressed the fact 
that the group also dealt with 
the true nature of 

The incident that resulted 

in the murder of Andrew 
Shepard in Wyoming on 
National Coming Out Day 
has struck fear in the minds of 
many of the University's 
homosexual students. 

"Having people know 

The affection between 
gay couples is the same 
as that between their 
heterosexual peers. 

that I'm gay puts me at risk," 
Boeling said. 

In addition to the 
Wyoming case, a few 
incidents that have occurred 
on campus and in 
Natchitoches have had a 
significant affect on the 
students' sense of safety. 

"I'm from France, but 
here in the United States, I've 
noticed that being gay or 
lesbian is not really 
accepted," Anne LeBarbu, 
junior, said. "Perhaps that's 

why there's so much 

About two or three years 
ago, a student wearing a shirt 
acknowledging her 
bisexuality was struck by a 
male student. 

This occurence is isolated at 
the University in its outright 
violent nature, but some 
students have admitted to 
being verbally attacked. 

Because of the nature of 
the issue and brutality that 
can occur, many of the 
homosexual students on 
campus refrain from any type 
of public displays of affection 
toward their partners. 

"Public displays of 
affection are almost not 
allowed," Boeling said. 

The issue of whether 
homosexual and bisexual 
students should be allowed to 
display public affection or 
continue to live in obscurity 
is a question that can only be 
answered by the students and 

"It doesn't really bother 
me; they have the same rights 
as heterosexuals, so they 
should be able to do what 
they want," David Skoug, 
freshman, said. 

However, some students, 
like Sonya Hall, feel 

"I don't really feel 
comfortable being around 
gays and lesbians for 
extended periods of time, but 
I still feel that they should be 
treated like everyone else," 
Hall said. 

Senior Day to be held this Saturday 

rJonakiGe rvais 
Contributing Writer 

sti i Th ' S Saturda y* high school 
."dents and parents will be 
'^ at ed to a bus tour of the 
i Pus, a view of campus 
UUs mg and "Shop'til You 

Drop" at Wallace's bookstore as 
part of Senior Day. The guests 
will be given the opportunity to 
attend the football game against 
Sam Houston State. 

Applications for 
admissions from the seniors 
"are encouraged, although we 

will not process the enrollment 
until they graduate" Jana 
Lucky, admissions and 
recruiting director, said. 

The students will receive a 
reply of tenative admission this 
spring if they sumbit their 
application at Senior Day. 

Applications for admission will 
be accepted as late as fall 

Senior Day is an important 
part of the recruiting effort. The 
recruiting staff concentrates on 
Louisiana, East Texas, South 
Arkansas and West Mississippi. 

"The University accepts all 
students with open arms," 
Lucky said. "Our recruiting 
goal is 2,000 freshmen for next 
year. We will continue to have 
open enrollment and, at the 
same time, maintain a high 
academic reputation. Students 

potential to succeed in college 
should not be based on a 
particular test score." 

Seniors and their parents 
are asked to make reservations 
by calling (800) 426-3754 (in- 
state), (800) 327-1903, or 
357-4503 locally. 


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Student Government Association: Two senator positions are available for graduate students 
and one Senator at Large position. For information, call 357-4501 or come by room 222 in 
the Student Union. Six to eight students are needed for the Student Advisory Committee to 
the IM Planning Council. Freshmen and sophomores are preferred because the committee will 
meet until the completion of the IM renovations. 

Student Activities Board: Committee meetings are held Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in room 
221 of the Student Union every week. The last day for SAB applications is Nov. 20, at 
noon in room 214 of the Student Union. Election day is Nov. 23. 

Hurricane Mitch Relief: Lesa Thompson and Jennifer Long of the Department of 

Journalism are collecting items to send to the aid of Honduran victims of Hurrican Mitch. 
3 lease bring canned foods, can openers, blankets, clothing, over-the-counter medicines 
and other items to room 108 of Kyser Hall before 4:30 p.m. Friday. No donation is too 
small. 600,000 homeless people are in dire need of your help 

Kap pa Delta Pi: A clothing drive will be held for underprivileged children in 

Natchitoches beginning Nov. 16. New or nearly new clothing can be brought to Pod B of 
the Teacher Education Center. Those who are interested in beginning the season of giving 
are welcome to decorate the Christmas tree in Pod B of the TEC on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m 
For more information, call (318) 357-5553. 

Re gistrars' Office: Faculty registration will be held from November 16-20. 

Social Works Method Three: Students can now check financial aid history simply by 

clicking in NSU's web site listed under student information. All you need is your social 
security number and birth date. For more information, call 354-1479 or 379-0125. 

Anthropology Club: Meeting today at 3 p.m. in the archaeology lab, room 212 Kyser. 

Rowing : The NSU Rowing team's Fall 1998 race schedule: November 14-Championship 
Rowing Marathon-attended by as many as 300 participants from all over the nation; 
November 21 -(tentatively) Wichita State University, Kansas: NSU varsity Crew vs. Wichita 
State University 

The International Student Organization: Please bring recipes for the International Food 
Fair which will be held on Nov. 18 in Iberville. For information, call 354-2381 and ask for 

Alpha Omicron Pi: Please don't forget our Arthritis project has been moved to Nov. 19. If 
you have any questions, call Kelli Hearne. Get prepared for a great semi-formal this Friday 
Don't forget composite pictures are scheduled for Nov. 17. Have a great week! 

Phi Mu: Congratulations to Sarah Debroch for receiving committee head of the week. Also, 
we have many up coming events, four exchanges, two community service projects and semi 
formal. Make sure to attend IM games, meetings and sisterhood events. 

Si gma Nu: Congratulations to David Gunn for becoming Senate Chair on the S.G.A. 

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seniors honored 

Debra Parker 
Contributing Writer 

Some of the University's 
band and spirit group members 
will receive a plaque at 2 p.m. 
this Saturday. 

The festivities will take 
place at Turpin Stadium during 
the last home game of the 
season. The students will be 
recognized during the pre-game 
show but will not actually 
receive the plaques until after 
the game. 

The students who will 
receive the plaques are 
graduating senior band and 
spirit group members who 
attended the University for at 
least three years. 

"I'm excited about ending 

this part of my educational 
career, but I'm going to miss 
everyone here," BJ McCarter, 
senior band member, said. 
"This plaque that I worked so 
hard for will hang on my wall 

The awarding of these 
plaques came about 
approximately 10 years ago. 
The custom began when the 
Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts saw the 
Athletic Department awarding 
plaques to the football players 
and realized that their members 
deserved the same kind of 

"I think the band members 
and all the people in the spirit 
groups invest so much time 
traveling and practicing that 

this is just a small, memento of 
our thanks to them," Bill Brent, 
head of the department and 
director of bands, said. "I hope 
that they will treasure them for 
years to come." 

Many of the seniors are 
excited about graduation but 
will miss the years spent 
performing. Cherissa Legendre 
believes that the plaque is a 
nice way for the University to 
bid her farewell. 

"I'll probably cry," said 
Legendre. "The Marching 
Band has made my college 
career more fun than I could 
ever have imagined. The plaque 
is a really nice gesture." 

Brent said he would like all 
students to come and show 
support during the presentation. 

Late pell grant reasons 

Heather Patton 
Staff Reporter 

Students rely every 
semester on pell grants. For 
some, this is the only reason 
they are able to attend college. 

This semester, however, it 
has been thought that pell 
grants are extremely late, and 
students are wondering why. 

Kenn Posey, associate 
director of the financial aid 
office, said there are several 
reasons for this. 

"We must operate on 
deadlines," Posey said. "We 
have to go through the Federal 
Department of Education. We 
must also make sure the 
student is eligible." 

Posey estimated that the 
financial aid office gets about 
325-400 pieces of mail every 
day. Each piece of mail or 
information letter for grants 
must be entered into the 

If a student gets another 
information letter in the mail 
asking for corrections or other 
information, it may be because 
the letter has not been entered 
into the computer yet. 

Posey also said 
paperwork is the main cause 
of late pell grants. 

Pell grant amounts were 
increased to $3,250 this year. 
It was proposed at $5,000 but 
did not get up that far. 

Students are encouraged 
to turn in their information 
before the deadline, which 
was May 1 of this year. Any 
information turned in after the 
deadline was looked at and 
entered into the computer late. 

If corrections must be 
made, it takes longer because 
the letter must be sent back or 
another letter must be sent. 
This is true for students who 
send their information by the 
deadline. But, if corrections 
must be made, it will be sent 

back faster. 

Another reason pell grants 
are late in the computers is 
because of the new computer 
software system. 

"One thing Northwestern 
does that other schools do not, 
is give students promissary 
notes at fee payment," Posey 
said. "This means that if the 
computer doesn't have their 
pell grant listed in their file, 
they just have to get a 
promissary note to get through 
fee payment with the 
intentions that a pell grant is 
expected and on the way. 
Other schools will make 
students pay the remaining 
balance upfront at fee 
payment. We are the only 
school in Louisiana that 
doesn't. We work diligently 
with the students to get a 
majority of the students who 
need financial aid taken care 



An informational meeting 

to learn more about Crusade and meet the staff will be held 

Thursday, November l2 h 
Student Union, second floor 
Cane River Room 
Come by anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 


Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational world-wide ministry of evangelism and discipleship- 

For more information you can call the Louisiana Tech Crusade Staff: 
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p Technology fees open another lab 

This lab is only one of the four opened by technology fees this year 

Crystal Swanner 
Staff Reporter 

The grand opening of a 
new computer lab in Watson 
Memorial Library was held 

This new lab, like other 
labs around campus, was paid 
entirely by student technology 
fees. Each student is charged 
$5.00 per class taken up to 20 
hours. Over $1 10,000 was used 
to provide this new lab. 

The computer lab provides 
many services to students and 
faculty. One of the main 
services is Internet access. The 
lab also has computers that are 
programmed with the latest 
Microsoft office system, Office 

There are over 40 
computers located in the lab. 
Each computer is connected to 
the University system. There 
are also two rooms that are 
connected to the lab which are 
still under construction. These 
rooms will provide several 
other technological services to 
students and faculty. 

Some of the instruments 
will be scanners, projectors, 
monitors and other various 
tools. The lab 
will also have a 
screen so that 
professors can 
bring their 
classes the latest 

There are 
several opinions 
surrounding this 
new lab. Some 
students believe 
that it is a good 
thing because 
the University 
needs more 
computer labs. 

"It is really 
helpful, and the 
assistants are 
eager to help 
us," Laura 
McMillian, a 
freshman who 
was using the 
lab, said. "It is 

convenient to 
classes using 

register for 
the Internet 

Other students think that 
the student technology fees 
should be used on other things 

that will benefit students who 
already have computers at 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Students have wasted no time taking advantage of their new computer lab. Money 
from the technology fee paid for the new 30-station lab. Four other stations now 
undergoing finishing touches will soon feature multi media resources. 

"I have a computer at 
home, so I don't use the labs," 
Ashley Beason said. "I think 
that they should use the money 
on technology that everyone 
can use." 

"I was a student at one 
time, and I know the feeling of 
wondering if students really do 
come first," Mark Hill, student 
technology support specialist, 
said. "But now that I'm on the 
other side, I can see that the 
University is really trying to do 
things that will benefit the 

These labs are part of a 
long project to provide better 
services to students. 

"We want to show 
[students] that they do come 
first," Hill said. "If anyone has 
new ideas for what the fees can 
be used for, they need to tell 
their advisors, and the advisors 
will let their department heads 
know. Everything will go 
down the grapevine, and more 
services will be provided as 
time goes by." 


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time officers. He said the 
Reserve Unit is also a good 
source of potential full-time 
officers. Taitano estimated that 
75 percent of the full-time 
officers at the police 
department were at one time 
reserve officers in some unit. 

Cpl. Robert Teta, training 
director of the unit, said being a 
reserve officer is a great 
learning experience for all 
people, especially those 
students who are interested in 
law enforcement. Teta, himself, 
was a reserve officer for six 
months before being hired as a 
full-time officer for the police 

"Being a reserve officer is 
an excellent way to find out 
about the job," Teta said. 

The police department is 
looking for both men and 
women who are interested in 
joining the Reserve Unit. 
Anyone interested in applying 
for a reserve officer position 
can pick up an application at 
. the Natchitoches City Police 
Department at 400 Amulet St. 

Taitano said the application 
process is the same as that of a 
full-time officer, which 
includes a drug test and a check 
on a person's background and 
driving record. 

Applicants must be at least 
18-years-old and also meet 
certain physical requirements. 
Applications must be turned in 
by Dec. 15. The tentative date 
for the training session is set for 
March 1, 1999. 

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A proposal by the Student 
Government Association may 
help to lower the high prices 
students have to pay for books. 

According to Greg Gelpi, 
SGA external affairs chairman, 
the University has two options 
that could help lower text book 

The first option is an on- 
line book exchange. The 
exchange services would be 
provided by offers their 
services free to all universities 
in exchange for advertising. 
The company would link 
directly to the SGA home 

The book swap programs 
have been successful at major 
universities like Penn State 
and Texas A & M. 

The second option that is 
available is book rentals. 
Instead of students purchasing 

books from the bookstore, they 
would rent them. This program 
has been successful at 
Southeastern Louisiana 

There are several 
problems with this option. 
One of these problems is that 
the University does not own 
Wallace's Bookstore. It is 
leased from Northwestern. 
Also, in areas where the book 
rental program has been 
successful, there were no other 
bookstores serving the 

According to Mary Edith 
Stacy, director of auxiliary 
services, the bookstore does 
not think the program is 

"I have looked at it, and 
Wallace's is looking into it," 
Stacy said. "But the bookstore 
does not see the program as 
being profitable." 

The SGA is waiting to 
hear students' input before 
they make a decision about a 

book exchange option. 

"Ultimately, the decision 
is up to the University," Gelpi 
said. "I think it will be a 
success if students 

According to Gelpi, if 
student feedback is positive, 
the book exchange program 
could be functioning in a 
matter of weeks. If the students 
prefer the book swap option, could be linked 
to the university within 24 

Many students are 

skeptical about whether the 
program will ever be 
implemented at the University. 

"Anything that will save 
us, the students, some money 
is wonderful." Cassie Griffin, 
junior radiological technology 
major, said. "But coming from 
NSU, I'm skeptical that it will 
ever happen." 

Any students who have 
questions or comments about 
the book exchange options 
should contact the SGA office 
at 357-4501. 


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Kyser Hall. We will be collecting donations until 4:30 
p.m. Friday. No donation is too small. Everything 
collected will be sent by boat directly to the Honduran 
islands, off of the mainland, where government aid 
may not reach. 

Heart-felt thanks go out to everyone who has 
taken part so far: Kevin Brough, Jennifer Long, 
Dr. Ron McBride, Michelle Pichon, Clara Gerl, Becky 
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Display showcases students' skills 

Courtney I.aCour 
Staff Reporter 

Students enrolled in Bette 
Merchandising 3200 class are 
applying what they have 
learned in the classroom to 
parts of the university. 

The 16 students in Howell- 
Maroney's visual 
merchandising class created a 
unique hat display that was 
showcased in the Alumni 
Center during Homecoming 

The display, entitled "Hats 
off to Homecoming," provided 
students with an opportunity to 
put their newly-acquired skills 
into action as well as offer 
people a unique look at the 
university's history. 

The display was recently 
moved to the Cammie G. 
Henry Research Center on the 
third floor of Watson Library, 

where it will remain through 
December. By moving the 
display, a wider selection of 
hats can be shown to the public. 

Howell-Maroney, an 
assistant professor of family 
and consumer sciences, said 
her class tried to find hats that 
dated back to 1 884, the year the 
university was created. Even 
though no one could find hats 
that dated back to the 19th 
century, Howell-Maroney said 
there were some from the 

She said approximately 35 
hats had been on display at the 
Alumni Center, which included 
both men's and women's hats 
that ranged in color and style. 

Some of the hats were 
donated from alumni and 
members of the community; 
however, most of the hats came 
from the university's costume 
shop in the theater program. 

Howell-Maroney said one 

Photo by Ben Scroggs 

Hats such as these donated 
from alumni are part of a 
display in Watson Library. 

of the most interesting 
aspects of this project 
was getting to listen to 
the various stories that 
went with each hat. 

Every year, Howell- 
Maroney has her class 
do at least one major 
project. In the past, 
students have put on a 
fashion show and have 
helped with local fairs 
and carnivals. She chose 
to do a hat display this 
year because she said 
hats are making 
somewhat of a 
comeback. However, 
she admits that hats will 
never be as popular as 
they once were because 
society and lifestyles 
have drastically 

"Many people don't 
know how to wear hats, 
or they feel awkward in 

them," she said "It's now 
become more novel to wear 

The display also gave a 
unique look at Homecoming 
traditions. One thing the 
display helps explain is why 
members of Homecoming 
courts, in particular those from 
the South, still wear hats. 

"Hats have always 
signified a place or position of 
royalty, elegance, leadership, 
or however you want to look at 
it," Howell-Maroney said. "At 
the Homecoming game, if 
nothing else, the hats identify 
the members of the 
Homecoming Court." 

Besides learning about the 
world of merchandising, 
Howell-Maroney believes the 
class gained valuable skills that 
can be applied to the real 
world. She said this project 
gave her students a sense of 
team work and responsibility. 

Creating a display also required 
students to use their 
imagination, creativity and 

Heather Ragsdale, a senior 
fashion merchandising major, 
served as the coordinator for 
the display. She was 
responsible for organizing the 
students, assigning various jobs 
and sketching how the hats 
would actually be displayed. 

Ragsdale said both she and 
the class learned a great deal 
about visualization from this 
project. In fact, she pointed out 
that the visual merchandising 
students can use what they 
learned from the hat display in 
their individual projects, which 
is a requirement for the class. 

"We definitely learned the 
positive and negative things 
about visual merchandising," 
Ragsdale said. "Even though 
I've already taken this class, I 
learned a lot." 

Noted conservationist speaks at NSU 

Melissa A. Robertson 
Staff Reporter 

As a part of the annual fall 
meeting sponsored by the U.S. 
Department of the Interior and 
the National Park Service, 
conservationist Neville Agnew 
spoke Tuesday at Northwestern 
about his experiences with the 
conservation of the hominid 
footprints found in Laetoli, 

Agnew, who is the group 
director of information and 
communications of the Getty 
Conservation Institute, was a 
lead in the conservation of the 
footprints in Tanzania. The 

footprints were first discovered 
by Mary Leakey in 1978. After 
several years of research and 
documentation, Leakey 
decided to rebury the footprints 
in an effort to preserve them. 

In 1995 another group of 
conservationists, led by Agnew, 
decided to reexcavate the site 
to determine if any damage had 
occurred since 1978. Although 
the footprints did not have 
extensive damage, roots of 
trees had begun growing over 
the prints, causing damage in 
some parts of the site. The 
conservation group, funded; 
by the Getty Conservation 
Institute, worked for three 
years examining the footprints 

and trying to find a way to 
successfully rebury them. 

Agnew described the task 
of reburying the prints as a 
"painstakingly, detailed job." 

Agnew, a chemistry and 
geology graduate of the 
University of Netal in South 
Africa, believes the discovery 
of the footprints was a turning 
point for conservationists. y 

"The prints represents a 
rise of humanity," Agnew said. 
"Being a part of the excavating 
of the site was almost a 

religious experience." 

Agnew stressed the 
importance of including the 
local communities in the 
excavation process. When the 
team of conservationists began 
work on the Laetoli site, they 
involved the local communities 
by allowing them to view the 
excavation process. The chief 
of the local tribe blessed the 
sites to show his tribe's support 
of the excavation. Dr.'Tommy 
Hailey, professor of 
anthropology, agreed that 

involving the native cultures is 
very important when 
excavating a site. 

"Incorporating the local 
populations is very important," 
Hailey said. "They will be less 
likely to damage the site if they 
understand and appreciate the 
reason for the excavation." 

Agnew also discussed the 
importance of using technology 
from previous sites to further 
the excavation process, such as 
the information documented in 
Leakey's 1978 excavation of 

the Laetoli site . 

"I was glad he stressed 
using outside sources," Dr. 
Hiram Gregory, professor of 
social sciences said. "I hope 
my students picked up on his 

Agnew's work on the 
Laetoli footprints was the topk 
of an article in the Sept. 1 991 
Scientific American. 
magazine described the woi 
on the footprints as "vivid} 

Campus Spotlight: 
Alpha Omicron Pi 

"Current Quotes 

'What do you think about the nightlife in Natchitoches?" 

Alpha Omicrion Pi's new members are: Front row (1 to r) Pam 
Hoss, Jill Worth, Sara Vaughn, Christine Primm, Michelle 
Harvey, Tracy Mclntyre. Second row: Amie Stennett, Brandi 
Williams, Susan Prescell, Keisha Savoy, Laura Beeman, Nicole 
Shreve, Melanie Messick, Stacy Catron, Sophia Froshee, 
Ashley Ryder. Third row: Chamee Mudd, Kristi Hanes, Lisa 
Coleman, Amber McKnight, Kelli Morse, Melissa Tribble, 
Jessica Alligood, Alissa Hayes, Tiffany Hennigan, Amanda 
Gauther, Amanda Bresset. Top row: Crystal Ware, Heather 
McCardle, Michelle Langley, Nikki Trahan, Nikki Didelot, 
Nichole Laborde, Dusty Rhodes. Not Pictured: Ginny Mcneil. 

A ndrea Lemoine 
Contributing Writer 

The Kappa Chi Chapter of 
Alpha Omicron Pi initiated 84 
women on Saturday, 
November 6, 1998, at Holy 
Cross Church. After a ten 
week new member orientation 
program 35 women were 
welcomed into the 
international women's 
fraternity. BRIDGES, which 
stands for Building 
Relationships and Ideals, 
Developing Goals and 
Enriching Self, is the new 
member program of Alpha 
Omicron Pi which includes 
lessons on AOII history, 
policies, philanthropy, and 

Newly initiated members 
of Alpha Omicron Pi are also 
responsible for planning the 

Homecoming Lip Sync as well 
as a special Big Sister-Little 
Sister potluck dinner which 
included new members 
cooking dinner for the older 
members, as well as presenting 
them with a gift. The new 
member class chose to do this 
as a surprise for their big 

Alpha Omicron Pi was 
founded on January 2, 1897, at 
Barnard College of Columbia 
University in New York City. 
Kappa Chi Chapter was 
founded on January 25, 1997, 
making it the Centennial 
Chapter of AOII. Currently 
Kappa Chi Chapter has 
approximately 70 members. 
Alpha Omicron Pi has 172 
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Surreal landscapes of El Oso 

Mike Boyd 
Staff Reporter 

Soul Coughing 
El Oso 
Warner Bros. 

Soul Coughing's third 
album, El Oso, shows this 
New York group are still 
at the top of their form. 
When it comes to 
alternative rap-rock, no 
one else even comes close 
to topping them. 

El Oso takes us on a 
surrealistic ride through a 
world of dreams and 

nightmares. The album is 
filled with images of 
roller-skating waitresses, 
stalled cars, and Eskimos 
waiting for you at the 
station. It forms a truly 
unique view of life and 
love through the eyes of 
lead singer M. Doughty 
as he flows from track to 
track, spouting 
transcendental half-sense 
and nonsense. 

The lyrics 
themselves, though 
sometimes repetitive, are 
wonderfully infectious to 
the point where you find 
yourself singing them 
aloud unconsciously. 

The music forms a 
perfect background to 



Gabay's drums and 
Sebastian Steinberg's 
bass lines create 
irresistible beats pulling 
you deeper and deeper 
into each song while 
Mark De Gli Antoni 
completes the sound 
with soothing keyboards 
and quirky sound 

The first single off of 
the album, "Circles", is a 
catchy pop tune about 
either a newly budding 
relationship or a 
relationship that is about 
to end: "Let's slip into 
the car / Drive off to the 
farthest star. / I don't 

need to walk around in 

This same kind of 
vague duality runs 
through all of El Oso 
allowing the listener to 
decide what each song is 
about or not about. 

The music molds 
itself to your mood so 
that each time you listen 
to a song it may be 
completely different from 
the last time you heard it. 

Soul Coughing has 
produced an 
extraordinary listening 
experience with El Oso 
and I highly recommend 
that you check it out. 

Long-awaited Harvey return 

Amy Haney 
A&E Editor 

PJ Harvey 
Is This Desire? 
Polygram Records 

After a long hiatus, PJ Harvey is 
back with her new album. Is This 
Desire? brings back the familiar 
Harvey-ness of her first albums — 
grinding guitars, distortion, screams 
tempers it with a 
Harvey's distinct, 
There are more 
plaintive love songs than barbaric 
outbursts on this album, making it more 
digestible as a whole (to me, at least) 
than her earlier works. 

For those who adore Harvey for her 
screams, there are a couple of tracks to 
quench your thirsts. "No Girl So 

and growls — but 
gentler feel and 
sensuous lyrics. 

Sweet" features her rougher vocals in the 
telling of either a hijacker and a victim 
situation or an abusive relationship 
(Harvey never gets too cut and dried 
with her lyrics, so you never really 
know). Also, "My Beautiful Leah" is 
steeped in distortion and dark guitar 
friction, balanced with the story of a 
search for a lost girl. 

"Is This Desire?," on the other hand, 
is a slow, simple ballad that lets Harvey's 
voice take center stage, singing a tale of 
two lovers meeting with such 
compassion it makes me wonder if 
Harvey herself is feeling affectionately 
inclined these days. 

Harvey then adopts her sweeter, 
almost victimized voice in "Angelene," 
but returns to her strong, most natural 
vocals for other tracks. 

"The Wind" features 
particularly interesting vocals, with 
Harvey singing over her own whispers. 

The single off this album, ""A Perfect 
Day Elise," is one track, in which 
Harvey's voice seems least strained, and 
her skillful lyrics paint vivid images: 
"God is the sweat running down his 
back/The water soaked her blond hair 

Long-time PJ Harvey fans will be 
pleased that she hasn't lost her 
trademark sounds, and listeners who 
have avoided her in the past may find 
that this less aggressive album is just 

Overall, this is not an album to 
be listened to lightly, another similarity 
among this and her earlier albums. 
Don't try to put on this CD and have a 
conversation in the next room. You'll 
find yourself trying to hear every word 
in these tracks. 

Is This Desire? deserves your full 
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We wonder how long it will take the 
Science and Technology department to 
become technologically advanced enough 
to inflate the tires on this old vehicle and 
move it out of the faculty parking lot. 

Or is this, perhaps, on display as part 
of our Campus Beautif ication Project? 




Lesa Thompson and Jennifer Long of 
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medicines, clothing and personal items to 
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Hurricane Mitch. 

If you are interested in helping, please 
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Odd Inspirations 


Guest Columnist Who knew a hockey player could inspire compassion? 

Isn't it strange the way 
certain life-changing events 
unfold? And to think, mine all 
started with a story about a 
New Orleans Brass hockey 
player in the Oct. 16 edition of 
the Times-Picayune. 

According to the story, 
Brass Left-Wing Dean Moore 
is a charitable man who spent 
his Thanksgiving dishing out 
food in a homeless shelter last 
year, not as part of a public 
relations campaign, but 
because he couldn't get home 
to Canada for the holidays, and 
he just felt good about giving of 
himself to others. 

The story touched 
something inside of me, and I 
thought to myself, "If this guy 
can do something like that to 
help others, despite how busy 
his schedule must be, then 
surely I can, too." 

Oddly enough, I was 
contemplating this very 
thought while driving down 
Broad Street when "Fate" put 
my resolution to the test, and a 
homeless man on the neutral 
ground caught my eye. 

It's a pretty common sight 
in New Orleans to see people 
beside the road holding "Will 
work for food" signs, but this 
man displayed a different 
message. His sign read: Every 
one of us has needed help at 
some point in our lives, and / 
am hung ry. 

It made me think about the 
many times in my life when I 
would have surely fallen if not 
for somebody else's having 
been there to catch me. 

Think about it: How many 
times has someone 
loaned/given you money when 
you really needed it? Helped 
you study for a test when you 
didn't think you could pass? Or 
just listened to your story when 
you needed someone to hear? 

These may not seem like 
particularly big things 
compared to the amount of 
need in the world, but in your 

Then he got on his knees 
and thanked God for the 
blessing, and it was evident that 
he meant it. (Believe me, if this 
guy was acting, he wouldn't be 
homeless, he'd be in 
Hollywood.) I felt like I should 
have been thanking him for 
giving me the opportunity to do 
something compassionate. 

But the point is, something 
inside of me changed. It's like a 


"£iet no man think lightly 
of good. . . .Given by the 
falling of water drops a water pot 
is filled, the wise man becomes 
full of good, even if he gather it 
little by little. * 




personal world, those little 
things made a huge difference. 

So I handed the guy some 
money — I know, I should have 
gone through a drive-through 
and gotten him some food 
instead — but I really wasn't 
thinking about it in those terms. 

Anyway, the man took the 
money from my hands and had 
tears in his eyes when he said, 
"Thank you so much, Miss, and 
God Bless You!" 

weight was lifted or a blindfold 
removed from my eyes. 

Suddenly I realized that it 
doesn't take a great many "big" 
things to make a difference, but 
that we can all do something to 
help somebody if we only 
allow our eyes to see the need, 
rather than looking the other 
way. And even the littlest 
donations of either time or 
money can make a big 
difference in somebody else's 


While we can't all be 
heroes, saints and martyrs like 
Ghandi or countless others, we 
can all do something to make a 
difference while we're taking 
part in this thing called life. 

Since my inspiration, I've 
had countless opportunities to 
help other people that must 
have been there all the time, but 
that I just couldn't see until I 
actively chose to look. 

Now, am I out saving the 
world? No, but I am doing what 
I can to make a difference, and 
it feels good. What used to be a 
gaping void in my heart is now 
filled, and it feels good. 

So, we don't have to go out 
and save the universe, but 
somebody, somewhere, right 
now, needs our help in some 
way. Why not give it? I promise 
that what you get in return is 
something so special, so 
wonderful, that you won't be 
able to image yourself without 

The Buddha said, "Let no. 
man think lightly of good. . . . 
Even by the falling of water 
drops a water pot is filled: the 
wise man becomes full of good, 
even if he gather it little by 

We are surrounded by 
opportunities to gather because, 
as the sign clearly stated, 
sooner or later, we all need a 
little help. 

...and to think, it all started 
in such a small way with an 
article about a Brass hockey 
player with a heart of gold. 

Who knew? 

Letter to the Editor 

Please note: The following letter has been printed exactly as it was recieved. No changes have been made, either for 
grammatical, editoral or spacial considerations. 

This is not a Black/White 

This is not a black/ white 
issue nor is their an issue 
about the whether or not the 
young ladies on the court 
deserved to be there. The 
AAC and NPHC commends 
those females who made the 
Homecoming court because 
some of them are very 
outstanding leaders on 
campus. The article did in no 
way put down these young 
women, it simply addressed a 
problem that had less to do 
with them and more to do with 
the SGA. The first article was 
written specifically to let 
students know about a 
procedural problem that they 
should be aware of. The 
hostility of the responses and 
the racist comments within 
these responses shocked both 
the NPHC and the AAC. 
Before you read any further, if 
you are expecting an apology 
from either one of these 
organizations you can stop 
right here. The main purpose 
of this article - so that no one 
will be confused or will 
deliberately miss the point -is 
to clear up a few 
misconceptions that all of the 
authors of the responses 

Let us begin with Shawn, 
first of all moving the voting 
booths would not have been an 
issue if they had been put in 
the most rational locations in 
the first place. Someone had 
to move them to the union. 
Were they too lazy to move 
them just a bit further to 
accommodate more of the 
student's needs? Secondly, I 
don't know if Shawn realizes 
that his last comment is 
blatantly racist or if he - like 
everyone else - just does not 
care. He states " ...If this was 

the 1950's, this would not 
even be an issue because 
African-Americans would not 
have had opportunity to vote." 
It sounds to us, like you are 
saying, Shawn, that we should 
shut up and be happy that we 
can vote. That is prejudice 
and seriously disheartening 
coming from a student leader 
on this campus. 

Ursula, dearest, on behalf 
of all students that have been 
here for four years or more I 
want to clear the 
misconceptions that you 
obviously possess. I don't 
know what world you live in 
or what university you think 
you have attended for the last 
few years, but you are wrong 
about the placement of the 
voting. Last year students 
voted for these events behind 
Kyser and the year before that 
it was in Iberville. "So where, 
pray tell, would you put a 
booth in Kyser or Iberville?" 
Common sense would be to 
put them in the same places 
that you set up tables those 
years before. Also, you are 
wrong yet again, about the 
dates. I reiterate the fact that 
the pictures for the elections 
were printed in the October 
issue of the Current Sauce 
without dates or times. 

Now on a less ridiculous 
note (Ursula) the location of 
the booths matter greatly. If 
they are not in a location 
suitable to a large portion of 
the students, why would 
anyone think of placing them 
there? Using your example, 
parish polls do not come to 
you, they are however placed 
in more than one location and 
they are placed strategically to 
fit as many peoples' needs as 
possible. The question about 
this election is whose needs 
were being acknowledged- 
many students or just a few? 

A lot of students were 
overlooked. Shall I spell it out 
to you yet again? The SGA 
left out freshmen, students 
who have classes in the TEC 
building and most of all the 
students -black, white, red 
and green -who live in Sabine 
and Rapides. Also as one 
student asked me, "What 
sense did it make to have two 
booths beside one another?" 
A011 of the members of the 
AAC and the NPHC as well as 
SGA know that the booths 
should have been placed more 
honestly, but they were not. 
That is a fact that neither 
Ursula, Dan, nor Shawn can 
debate or refute. 

One more thing and then 
we will move on, the NPHC 
and AAC were very 
knowledgeable about the facts 
concerning the timeframe for 
contesting an election 
surprisingly enough you 
missed the point also Ursula. 
These organizations simply 
stated that if these procedural 
problems were brought to their 
attention, then the election 
would have been contested 
during the time allotted. That 
is the correct reading of that 
statement in the first article. 
Perhaps you should go back 
and look at it. You know, 
Ursula, reading, after all, is 
fundamental. For those of you 
who don't know the difference 
between being serious and 
sarcastic - I was being 

Last and certainly least. 
Dan, you stated that "the last 
time the SGA successfully 
executed a plan was when 
NSU was still called Normal 
State College." Are you 
referring to the time when 
African-Americans were not 
on this campus? It is not our 
fault that the SGA can't 
execute a successful election. 

African-Americans did not 
bring trouble with them to this 
campus - which is what you 
are implying- trouble was 
already present, as I stated 
before, under the surface. 
Comments such as these are 
what made race an issue. 

About the booths again, 
Dan, you are misleading 
people about the elections. 
Please refer up above about 
the places that they were held 
in previous years. While it is] 
true that about 700 people is 
an average turnout for a vote, 
there were well over a 
thousand for the IM 
referendum vote. Why? 
Probably because student were 
brought by the hand in tbe 
orientations classes to vote. 
Why? Because there were 
signs and flyers and 
announcements and bulletins 
and dates and times in the 
paper and everything else used 
to encourage people to vote- 
The point is, if the SGA 15 
going to do a good job on on f 
election, why does it not see 
fit to do the same job for tb* 
others. Also, it seems as ifd* 
Student Government onl)' 
wants those "other" people j° 
vote when the voting 15 
important to them. The po' flI 
is not for the SGA or tW 
homecoming court to be bla c " 
or white; it is for the electiojj 
procedure to be perform efl 
right. Simply put, no racism ° r 
whining intended, that's tn{ 
thesis - perform tD< 
procedures correctly. 

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Goodwin urges team to 53-36 win 

Sports Information 

Reeling from a first-half 
onslaught, ninth-ranked 
Northwestern State answered a 
challenge from head coach 
Sam Goodwin and pulled off a 
spectacular comeback win 
Saturday, overpowering No. 22 
Jacksonville State 53-36. 

The Demons rose to 7-2 
overall and held their share of 
the Southland Football League 
lead, climbing to 4-1 in confer- 
ence play. Jacksonville State 
(6-3, 3-2), which had an open 
date last week, lost for the first 
time at home this year. 

Northwestern scored on 
seven straight possessions, 
including a 47-yard punt return 
touchdown by Jermaine Jones, 
to rally from a two-touchdown 
deficit just before halftime. 

Freshman tailback Tony 
Taylor, following a dominant 
Demon offensive line, spear- 
headed the comeback by rush- 

ing for 230 yards and three 
touchdowns (22, 1 and 12 
yards) on 38 carries. 

While the Demon offense 
erupted behind backup quarter- 
back Brad Spangler, in for 
injured starter Warren 
Patterson, the Purple Swarm 
defense shackled a 
Jacksonville State attack that 
had piled up 302 first-half 
yards and scored on four of 
five possessions to open a 28- 
17 lead. 

In the second half, the , 
Demons allowed the 
Gamecocks only 82 yard*, 47 
of them coming on the home 
teams only second-half TD, a 
Montressa Kirby bomb to Joey J 
Hamilton. Northwestern 
outscored J-State 36-8. 

It didn't seem likely atj 
halftime, but Goodwin encour# 
aged and challenged his pla^b* 
ers in the dressing room. 

"I told them, the cream is 
gonna rise, " Goodwin said. 
"We are either the champi- 

onship team I believe we are, 
or were has beens. Well, Id say 
the cream rose. We beat a dan- 
ged good football team and I 
think showed we are the class 
of this league. 

"Some of the {offensive* 
coaches wanted to change a 
few things, and I said no, we 
have a game plan and were 
going with it," Goodwin con- 
tinued. "Our line blocked, our 
backs ratn, and I cant say 
enough about the poise that 
Brad Spangler show ed at quar- 
terback. Oar defense turned up 
the heal, plugged the gaps and 
made the plays to help turn the 
game. No matter how well our 
offense played, we had to stop 
them. If they kept scoring we 
weren't going to win." 

Jacksonville State coach 
Mike Williams, whose team 
has lost only to No. 1 Georgia 
Southern (51-32). No. 3 
McNeese (30-14) af^tPl^fP 
Demons, said the Demon 
offensive line and waves of 

pressure in the second half on 
quarterback Montressa Kirby 
made the difference. 

'They beat us up front. We 
knew going in they had a real 
good offensive line and thjf^ 
prov ed it. They just knocked us 
back and we couldn't stop it." 

"Defensively, they started 
moving everybody up, blitzing, 
crossing and twisting, and 
when you face things like that 
it is difficult to pick up." 
Williams noted. "We had .some 
open receivers but they kept 
Hushing Montressa back there 
and he couldn't find them. The 
pressure just got us. They 
guessed well defensively." 

Trailing by 11. 
Northwestern forced 
Jacksonville's first punt of 
them game to open the second 
half A 42-yard Spangler pass 
to tight end Jeremy 
McCullough on the Demons 
ftrst play unleashed the flood- 

Taylor tallied on fourth- 

and-goal from the 1 and T.J. 
Sutherland snagged a nicely- 
lobbed comer pass from 
Spangler for a two-point con- 
version to draw Northwestern 
within 28-25. Defensive end 
Jason Miller forced a .scram- 
bling Kirby to fumble and nose 
tackle Clint Loggins recovered 
two plays later, giving the 
Demons possession at the 
Gamecocks 29. « Fullback 
Darren Drago slashed across 
on tackle Clint Loggins recov- 
ered two plays later, giving the 
Demons possession at the 
Gamecocks 29. 

Drago slashed across on 
the second snap afterward for a 
5-yard TD that pushed 
Northwestern ahead to stay, 32- 
28, with 9 minutes left in the 
third period. 

After another three-and- 
out forced by the Purple 
Swarm, Jones scored his fourth 
return TD of the season, taking 
a punt down the Demon side- 
line untouched to boost NSU 

up 39-28. 

Jacksonville replied with 
its only second-half score, 
Kirbys long pass to Hamilton, 
but the Demons posted back- 
to-back scoring drives of 57 
and 50 yards, chewing 7:03 off